[WATCH] I was just in awe - Nomzamo Mbatha dishes on filming 'Coming 2 America'
“Coming 2 America", the long-awaited sequel to the smash-hit movie in 1988, premiered at cinemas nationwide on Friday and globally on Amazon Prime.
Mzansi's own Nomzamo Mbatha stars alongside Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall as the comedy franchise returns to the fictional Zamunda, home to the royal family.
Her character Mirembe is a royal barber in Zamunda who ends up falling in love with a Prince.
Mbatha chats to Weekend Breakfast host Sara-Jayne King to talk about her big US break and what it was like starring alongside Hollywood royalty.
Mbathat says it has been an incredible experience being a part of a franchise that has had such a cultural impact around the world.
The biggest dream I had at a young age was wanting to be a part of something bigger than myself that would impact the world one day. And hopefully, being in Hollywood living the dream life. Obviously, as a joke! It was not anything that I was pursuing because I was studying accounting.Nomzamo Mbatha
Little did I know that all those "jokey, jokey" dreams that I had for my life would be the things that are coming true in this moment.Nomzamo Mbatha
I was just in awe... realising that I was surrounded by Hollywood royalty. People who have been around for decades and have continued to shift the narrative and inspire so many others who have dared to pursue Hollywood.Nomzamo Mbatha
It's incredible to be a part of this legacy.Nomzamo Mbatha
Mirembe is smart, sassy, and charming. She's a traditional African woman but very unconventional in her ways. She goes against the grain.Nomzamo Mbatha
Hopefully, everybody loves the movie! I know that people have watched my journey. People are so invested and they know where I come from, humble beginnings.Nomzamo Mbatha
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