CAPE TOWN- As South Africa draws near to week seven of lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, some actors have used this time out of work to keep the nation laughing.
Actress and chef Juliette Pauling started up a Facebook video series called ‘The Andersons’ around the time that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the initial 21-day national lockdown, towards the end of March.
“I, like many, have been put out of work during this time. In order to keep the cogs turning and keep the craft alive I started filming my ‘Andersons’ series during lockdown so that people can get a bit of a laugh,” she said.
The series centres around a family stuck in lockdown, where Pauling plays up to eight different characters. She decided to play the roles of an entire family because it allows her to play a range of ages and genders.
Pauling said that a Cape Town DJ and friend had pushed her to film and release the series so that South Africans can relate to the family dynamics and shared experiences.
“Many are feeling the pressure and uncertainty of where the next paycheck will come from. If I can provide a laugh in this time of panic, that is a challenge I’ll take,” said Pauling.
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