With a career spanning over 37 years, there’s no doubt Linda Sibezo has faced her fair share of hardships. In this interview with TshisaLIVE the actress opened up about her struggles, how she learnt to overcome the challenges and became a stronger person for it.
The seasoned actress recently joined Isibaya as one of the matriarchs in the taxi industry-themed drama series. The new role, which was a massive comeback for the actress, has been applauded by fans and sees her trend on social media pretty much as soon as her face appears on screen.
Linda is humble about the recognition though.
“These women [I play] are strong women. They are devoted to their families’ well being no matter the costs. As a single mother, and just as a woman, I can relate and that helps me get into my characters and make them believable,” she said.
Even though Linda has been in the industry for over three decades, she received her first SAFTA last year for Best Achievement by a Supporting Actress in a TV Comedy for her role in sitcom Gauteng Maboneng.
She admitted to TshisaLIVE that although she does not act for awards, there was a point in her life where she wondered if she was “not good enough” for the recognition.
“I used to wonder whether I was not good enough for an award, or for recognition. Because I know I work hard,” she said.
However, she said that after bagging yet another SAFTA this year, she believes that it was all “God’s timing”. Linda told TshisaLIVE that she has learned “to persevere and to patiently wait for the things she deserves”.
The actress said that she is instilling the same values in her daughter, whom she added is a great singer. She said that she told her daughter that she must focus on school first before thinking about getting into the industry.