Three things you didn’t know about Thuso Mbedu

She’s received international acclaim, won local acting awards and she has recently been nominated for this year’s South African Film and Television awards for best actress in a TV drama, but Thuso Mbedu’s feet remain firmly on the ground.

Here are three things you didn’t know about Thuso:

  1. She’s loves nature. ‘I once forced my housemates to go stargazing. It wasn’t anything fancy because we cannot afford the fancy things yet. I drove them to the rooftop of a mall, we put our fleece blankets on the ground and looked at the stars.
  2. She is an eternal student. Thuso has a YouTube channel for her Teach Me How To series, where she gets experts to teach her things about their trades because she loves learning new things.
  3. Her favourite social media platform is Instagram. She’s quite the fashionista and loves playing around with different hairstyles and looks.


Pictures as per the October issue of the Ackermans magazine
Photography: Martin de Kock. Stylist: Schalk Myburgh/One League. Hair & make-up: Liezl Leach/One League.