Rhythm City’s Sphamandla Dhludhlu, who plays Themba, Suffocate’s little brother says his acting roles have taught him that karma is a real thing.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE in an interview, the 26-year-old said part of the many benefits that came with acting for a living was all the other lives they get to “live” through their characters.
“I’ve learned that in life, doing bad things will never yield good results. It will always come back to haunt you. And, in the moment where you do it, it may even feel right but trust, karma is something else and it will hit you super hard,” – Sphamandla said.
When asked if he’s done something bad, the young actor admitted that breaking hearts as a young boy was one of the things karma would come at him for.
“Yeah, I’ve done things. Bad things, like breaking people’s hearts. I mean, I’ve since grown and this was way before I knew the actual repercussions of hurting people in that way. Hurting people is not a good thing and it will come back to you, often multiplied.”
Sphamandla told the publication that he had not felt the wrath of lady karma, but his characters on Rhythm City and iKhaya knows how it feels when karma gets you.
“Themba has felt what karma feels like, but Spha on the other hand has had it a little bit easier. I’m lucky that I get to learn from these characters.”