Uzalo’s Thuthuka Mthembu opens up about acting amid Covid-19 pandemic Uzalo actress Thuthuka Mthembu has opened up about acting during the Covid-19 pandemic – that she is not about the lavish life and is not immune to difficulties. “The reality is that being an actor in South Africa is not as glamorous as people make it out to be. People have an expectation of what it should be like, but we are just normal people. The same challenges you face, I face.” She said on the set of Uzalo, safety is the number one concern and actors now wear masks all the time. Thuthuka admitted this has made her job a little more difficult. he star, who plays the character of Langa, said life on set is filled with a bit of anxiety and a lot of caution. Siya said he was worried when he heard about other shows stopping production due to the virus. “Of course we get anxious. Besides the general concern for the health of other cast members and crew, we worry about ourselves. Everyone is excited to be at work, rather than stuck at home, but we just need to be cautious because we love being on set and want to carry on shooting.