ActorFilm MakerTV Shows

Israel Matseke’s acting of purpose

Actor Israel Matseke has opened up about how playing the role of a gangster in many SA films was part of his deal with God which he made while in prison as a teenager.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE the actor revealed how he had repented in prison and made a deal with God to use the “lessons learnt” in there to save lives.

“I was a teenager when I was in prison and I wasn’t a gangster. I spent my time observing mannerism and finally repented for my sins and asked God to lead me. I always knew I had a talent for acting so I made a deal with God that my life would be used to lead people away from that life,” he said.

The iNumber Number actor is popular for all the ‘gangster’ characters he’s brought to life on various Mzansi films and dramas. His biggest break into the industry came through playing ring-leader gangster Nongoloza on Yizo Yizo.

While many actors are scared of being typecast, Israel explained that he used the roles to fulfill his purpose of showing people that gangsterism is dangerous.
He added that it was a risk on his life to “show people the real life of prison post apartheid”.

“I was attacked for playing that role, because people knew it wasn’t a lie as I had been there. I knew it was a risk to reveal prison rituals but I was willing to take the challenge because I trusted God,” he said.

Although he may take other (softer/different) characters to show off his range, he said he will never turn away from playing SA’s favourite gangster.
iNumber Number airs every Sunday at 8pm on Mzansi Magic.

Comments (1974)

  1. Title

    […]usually posts some quite exciting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]

  2. Title

    […]we came across a cool web page which you may get pleasure from. Take a appear for those who want[…]

  3. Title

    […]Every once in a while we pick out blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most current websites that we pick […]

  4. Title

    […]here are some hyperlinks to web-sites that we link to since we consider they are really worth visiting[…]

  5. Title

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]

  6. Title

    […]the time to read or pay a visit to the content material or web-sites we have linked to beneath the[…]

  7. Title

    […]below you’ll find the link to some websites that we feel you must visit[…]

  8. Title

    […]one of our guests not too long ago advised the following website[…]

  9. Title

    […]very handful of web sites that happen to become comprehensive below, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely really worth checking out[…]

  10. Title

    […]one of our visitors not too long ago recommended the following website[…]

  11. Title

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nonetheless actually really worth taking a appear, whoa did a single learn about Mid East has got a lot more problerms also […]

  12. Title

    […]Here is a good Blog You may Locate Interesting that we Encourage You[…]

  13. Title

    […]please check out the web pages we adhere to, such as this a single, as it represents our picks through the web[…]

  14. Title

    […]one of our visitors just lately advised the following website[…]

  15. Title

    […]just beneath, are various entirely not associated sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[…]

  16. Title

    […]we came across a cool website that you just may possibly get pleasure from. Take a search for those who want[…]

  17. Title

    […]just beneath, are many totally not connected web pages to ours, however, they’re surely worth going over[…]

  18. Title

    […]the time to study or stop by the content material or web pages we have linked to below the[…]

  19. Title

    […]Every when in a though we select blogs that we study. Listed beneath are the latest sites that we pick out […]

  20. Title

    […]we came across a cool web-site which you may possibly appreciate. Take a appear in case you want[…]

  21. Title

    […]we came across a cool web-site that you might enjoy. Take a appear in case you want[…]

  22. Title

    […]usually posts some incredibly fascinating stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]

  23. Title

    […]here are some links to web sites that we link to for the reason that we think they may be worth visiting[…]

  24. Title

    […]below you’ll uncover the link to some websites that we feel you should visit[…]

Comment here