Q&A: Kgomotso Christopher, actress

Khomotso Christopher   Image: www.isidingo.tv

Kgomotso Christopher is a South African Actress, Voice-over Artist and MC. Trained and attained Master of Fine Arts Degree ( Theatre Arts ) from Columbia University in New York.

Credits include Backstage, Moferefere Lenyalong, Madam & Eve, S.O.S. Stage credits include Faustus (Joburg Theatre ), Giants (Artscape Cape Town ) The Rose Tattoo (Wits Theatre ).

When were you happiest?
I am happiest when I am with my family and children.

What is your greatest fear?
Failing to achieve or realise my greatest dreams.

What is your earliest memory?
Going to the shops with my mom and asking her to buy me a skirt. When we got home I opened the shopping bags only to find the skirt wasn’t there. My poor mom had pretended to buy it to avoid a tantrum at the shops….she got the tantrum at home when I couldn’t find the skirt…i shocked my mom when I told her about this memory…she says I was only two or three at the time.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I always put others’ interests before mine…sometimes to a fault.

Property and a car aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
I don’t buy expensive things…I am very frugal.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I have kids…they have a way of providing endless and priceless moments of embarrassment be it at a restaurant,. shop or long haul international flight!

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Our Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. She is one of the sharpest minds we have in this country. Fearless. Principled.

What makes you unhappy?
Feeling like the ideal South Africa many people sacrificed their lives for, is slipping from our hands and that we are not an active citizenry fighting to ensure this doesn’t happen. We have become very complacent.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I don’t dislike anything about my appearance but I do have features that make me shake my head…namely my forehead and my thin, shapeless legs but at least they’re long. Lol

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Good question….

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I was either going to be a ballerina, a pianist, an actress or a career diplomat.

What do you owe your parents?
My life

What does love feel like?
Feels like endless happiness.

What is your screensaver?
The red and white sea facing pool deck of the Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Childhood friends I have lost touch with, current friends, Barack and Michelle Obama, Lupita Nyongo, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Thuli Madonsela and my husband.

Which words or phrases do you most over use?
“Ne”, “I know” and Wow.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Nothing at all.

How do you relax?
Pamper days at spa

What is the worst job you’ve done?
With a BA in Law and Politics degree from UCT, I struggled to find work before heading to the USA. So I signed up to a temp agency and got an assignment to dress up as a bunny at Edgars in St George’s Mall in Cape Town and hand out pamphlets.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
It doesn’t matter where you have come from, what matters is where you are going. My life is a testament to this.

Where would you most like to be right now?
On a beach, in the sun…preferably on some Carri-bean island!