“Because Of His Bad Breath, I Always Give Him Breath Mints.” Lindiwe Speaks On Kissing Nhlamo On #etvScandal Set.
On Scandal!, actress Nomvelo Makhanya (Lindiwe) discusses her on-screen romance with husband Nhlamulo Maseko (Mathews Rantsoma). Lindiwe married a charming boyfriend Nhlamulo, a long-time reformed criminal and forex trader, who lured her into a life of crime. Lindiwe was arrested on her graduation day after cops discovered a card cloning machine in her home.
Despite the fact that they both share different lovers in real life, they both share cosy and romantic scenes on our screens, shooting these scenes is not as simple as it appears.
Because they have known each other since high school, Lindiwe revealed that getting intimate with Nhlamulo has been easy for her. She did say, however, that she had to give him breath mints on a regular basis because of his bad breath.
“Since the first day, I have always been comfortable sharing intimate scenes with Nhlamulo (Mathews) because I have known him offset since our high school days. We agreed to play along with the script and express ourselves in the roles. From day one, we just said, let’s play; whatever comes, comes. I guess one disclaimer I’ve given him was just the breath mints, but that’s just standard.”
Speaking about the romantic scenes, Mathews revealed that the couple had honest conversations about kissing and touching.
“We had to talk about such scenes, what we are comfortable with and what we are not, whether she is comfortable with me going to extremes or not and most importantly how our real-life partners take it”
Struggling to live up to his on-screen character standards, Mathews revealed that he created a false perception that his on-screen character is the same in real life.
“I am opposite to Nhlamulo you see on screen. Mathews, in real life, is not as romantic as the role he plays in Scandal! I have seen many women throwing themselves at clueless me thinking I am the same as Nhlamulo, guys, I’m not romantic.”