Actress Nomvelo Makhanya, who plays Lindiwe Ngwena on evt soapie Scandal! opens up about her onset romance with husband Nhlamulo Maseko (role played by Mathews Rantsoma). On Scandal! Lindiwe married a long-time renewed criminal and forex trader, charming boyfriend Nhlamulo, who trapped her into criminal life. On her graduation day, Lindiwe got arrested after police found a card cloning machine in her house.
Despite sharing cosy and romantic scenes on our screens, shooting these scenes is not as easy as it seems since they both share different lovers in real life. Lindiwe revealed that she was never troubled with getting intimate with Nhlamulo since day one because they have known each other since high school. However, she mentioned that due to his bad breath, she had to give him breath mints constantly.
“Since the first day, I have always been comfortable sharing intimate scenes with Nhlamulo (Mathews) because I have known him offset since our high school days. We agreed to play along with the script and express ourselves in the roles. From day one, we just said, let’s play; whatever comes, comes. I guess one disclaimer I’ve given him was just the breath mints, but that’s just standard.”- Nomvelo Makhanya
Speaking about the romantic scenes, Mathews revealed that the couple had honest conversations about kissing and touching. “We had to talk about such scenes, what we are comfortable with and what we are not, whether she is comfortable with me going to extremes or not and most importantly how our real-life partners take it”
Struggling to live up to his on-screen character standards, Mathews revealed that he created a false perception that his on-screen character is the same in real life. “I am opposite to Nhlamulo you see on screen. Mathews, in real life, is not as romantic as the role he plays in Scandal! I have seen many women throwing themselves at clueless me thinking I am the same as Nhlamulo, guys, I’m not romantic.”