SABC Generations: The Legacy announced three months ago that contract of Asanda Foji would not be renewed.
Before the news of her departure emerged, there were strong rumours that the producers were not happy with her performance.
Although the soapie didn’t reveal the reason of her departure, Foji – who plays the role of Mazwi Moroka’s fiancé, Simphiwe – has broken her silence.
Born in Mount Ayliff in Transkei and growing up in Mthatha and King William’s Town in Eastern Cape, the actress admits that she shots most of her scenes nervous – and produces were not impressed.
“I know that my acting was not impressive.
“I was nervous most of the time. The nerves really worked against me and it showed on television,” she confesses.
“There was a lot of pressure and I was new. It’s funny that I was not intimidated by the camera and lights though,” she says.
One of Foji’s weaknesses was that she could not show emotions.
“It’s a skill I have learned as I got along.
“In my latest scenes I achieved it, maybe that is why my acting looked bad. As an actress, you constantly grow,” she said.
Meanwhile, another Generation: The Legacy actor Mutodi Neshehe, who plays the character of Zola, will leave the popular soapie at the end of his contract. Mutodi is finishing up his scenes now and will make his last appearance on the show in February.