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Skeem Saam actress Melita attacked for stealing people’s husbands

Skeem Saam actress Hellen Motsuki, who portrays the character Melita, has recently revealed that she was physically attacked by a fan of the show in a mall.

Motsuki, who has become increasingly popular since she took on the role of Mr Kgomo’s mistress, says that she has been attacked several times because of the character she plays on the show.

Skeem Saam actress Melita attacked for stealing people’s husbands

In a recent interview with Sowetan, Motsuki revealed that a woman in her 60s attacked her with a trolley in a mall a few weeks ago. The woman allegedly hit Motsuki in the heel and told her that she did it intentionally because she believed that Motsuki was stealing other women’s husbands, just like her character Melita. The woman reportedly warned Motsuki that if she ever did that to her husband, she would deal with her.

Motsuki also revealed that she was approached by another Skeem Saam fan at an award event, who asked to take a picture with her. While her husband was taking pictures, the fan told her not to steal her husband. Motsuki says that her heart sank when she realized that the fan was referring to her TV character.

Despite the negative reactions from some fans, Motsuki says that she has also received a lot of love and support from fans who have embraced her character. Some fans have even asked her to say Melita’s favorite lines, such as ‘captain my captain’ and ‘serope mperekele’ (thigh do the job for me – of seducing men).

Motsuki, who was born and bred in Lephalale, Limpopo, describes Melita as a good person whose behavior changed because of difficult circumstances. She says that Melita is a very independent woman who is raising her own children and has never depended on any man. In real life, Motsuki is a married woman who got her break in Generations in 2010 and is a mother of one.

The attacks on Motsuki highlight the blurred lines between actors and the characters they play on TV. While it’s important to appreciate and enjoy good TV shows and the actors who bring them to life, it’s also crucial to remember that actors are not their characters and should not be held responsible for their actions on screen.

When Art Imitates Life: Actors and Actresses Who Faced Real-Life Attacks for their Television Roles

Actors and actresses often immerse themselves in their characters to bring authenticity to their performances. However, this dedication to their craft has resulted in some unfortunate incidents where they become targets of real-life attacks.

One such incident occurred in 2017, when actress Parul Chauhan, who portrayed the role of a second wife in the Indian television show “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai,” was attacked by a group of men while she was shooting a scene on the streets.

The attackers were reportedly unhappy with the portrayal of a second wife on the show, which they believed was promoting adultery and disrespect for the institution of marriage. Fortunately, Chauhan escaped with minor injuries, but the incident highlighted the dangers that actors face while performing their roles.

Another Indian actress, Shilpa Shinde, who played the character of Angoori Bhabhi in the popular TV show “Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai!,” faced backlash from fans when she decided to quit the show in 2016. Fans were so upset with her decision that they started sending her hate messages and even threatened her with physical harm. Shinde later revealed that she had to file a police complaint against one of her fans who had threatened to throw acid on her.

Similarly, in 2013, the British actress Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark in the hit TV series “Game of Thrones,” received death threats and hate mail after her character’s controversial rape scene was aired on the show. The scene was widely criticized for being insensitive and gratuitous, and Turner became the target of the audience’s anger.

These incidents highlight the dangerous consequences of blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Actors are merely portraying characters, and their performances should not be taken as a reflection of their personal beliefs or values. Moreover, threatening or harming actors for their roles is not only illegal but also unacceptable.

Actors and actresses are vulnerable to attacks in real life due to their on-screen portrayals. It is essential to recognize that actors are not their characters and should not be held responsible for their actions. It is essential to separate fiction from reality and respect the boundary between the two.

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