Actor and musician Khaya Dladla is a South African actor best known for her recurring role as GC on SABC1 drama Uzalo.We explore Umlazi, a township in KwaZulu-Natal, through the eyes of Uzalo actor Khaya Dladla.
The actor explains that people think it was easy for him to play a gay character because he’s gay too. But he says that he had to do research before he could fully understand his Uzalo character. “Of course this may seem like an easy thing to do because I’m gay, but it’s actually hard.
Before taking the role, I knew I had to do some research to learn more about the gay community, particularly the ones that work in salons.
I sat in salons and learned about gay people,” adds the actor.
Khaya explains that he misses his old life before he became famous. He says he had to relocate to where people didn’t really know who he is.
After the GC thing blew up, my entire life changed and I no longer had privacy.
So I had to relocate to a place where people don’t really watch Uzalo. Now I can take out my trash like a normal person,” he says.
“On the dating scene, I don’t really have time to go on dates or nurture a relationship. I just need someone who will understand that I’m building a brand and the little time I have I’ll spend with him.