Pearl Monama, the talented South African actress, has been making waves as Sphe Moroka on the popular television show Generations: The Legacy. While her character started as the epitome of goodness, Sphe’s transformation into a rebellious figure has kept viewers hooked. At the early stages of her promising career, Pearl Monama shares insights into the challenges and rewards of portraying such a dynamic character.
Embracing Sphe’s evolution, Pearl reflects on the difficulty of adapting to her character’s various phases. “I have really enjoyed my role on the show so far, but the most challenging part has been moving with her through her different situations,” admits Pearl. Sphe’s journey from a humble, respectful young girl to a character who backchats her parents and engages in conflicts with her in-laws has been a rollercoaster, creating a buzz among Generations enthusiasts.
Despite the popularity of Sphe, Pearl emphasizes the distinction between her on-screen persona and her real self. “Even though my character often demands attention, I am a lot more reserved,” she reveals. Friends sometimes address her as Sphe, blurring the lines between fiction and reality. However, Pearl has learned not to take criticism about her character personally. “Whatever backlash she gets means that I am doing a good job in portraying her and bringing out emotions. If they are criticizing her, it means they are recognizing something in her that is in themselves as well,” she reflects.
With two years of navigating the limelight that comes with Generations, Pearl still finds the attention overwhelming at times. Fans often approach her assuming she is the same person they see on TV. “People think that I am the person that I am on TV. They see me and expect me to know them. I never know how to receive that, especially when they are overexcited. They can sometimes get carried away. They pull you in different directions,” she shares.
Despite the challenges, Pearl Monama has leveraged her notoriety to contribute positively to the field of acting. She takes an active role in instructing and guiding aspiring actors at the drama department of the University of Pretoria. This demonstrates her commitment to nurturing the next generation of talent and imparting the wisdom gained from her own journey in the world of television.
As Pearl continues to captivate audiences with her compelling portrayal of Sphe Moroka, her openness about the challenges and joys of the role provides fans with a deeper appreciation for the artistry behind the character. With her promising career just beginning, Pearl Monama’s journey on Generations: The Legacy is one that fans eagerly anticipate watching unfold.