By Tamlyn Canham
Actress Angela Atlang is setting the record straight about a nasty rumour that has been going around.
Since joining the cast of ‘Muvhango‘ in August, some have accused the star of being a prostitute.
Angela plays a stripper named Itseng Motsamai on the popular SABC2 soapie. The sexy role raised a few eyebrows in her home country of Botswana – especially because Angela is a born-again Christian.
She says some church members back home believe she is now a prostitute.
“I am shocked that people are actually thinking that this is my real life. I am not a sex worker, I am just doing my work,” the Sunday World quoted her as saying.
In a separate interview with Starstudded Magazine, Angela says she was attracted to the role because she enjoys challenging herself as an actress.
“I’m doing my part of sending out a message through my art, if that means stepping into the world of sex slavery and acting as a stripper then so be it,” the 26-year-old says.
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Viewers react to Angela’s character
Itseng is Angela’s first major TV role in South Africa and she hopes it won’t be the last.
Viewers have had mixed reactions to her character’s stripper storyline. While some are loving the drama that is unfolding, others find the character annoying.
Itseng is gonna rock this shaky relationship 🤣#muvhango
— #SPSolutions (@Tienkies_) August 17, 2021
Someone teach James how to pronounce "ITSENG".
Ai, please!! He's irritating #muvhango
— Lady Charlotte (@LadyCharlotte01) August 17, 2021
Itseng will be the end of me🤞🏽 Entlek Imani CAN'T live with a stripper under the same roof. #Muvhango
— Hazel German (@hhazelofficial_) August 18, 2021
Can Itseng comb her hair bathong. #muvhango
— Zukiswa Mabunjwa Mpondo'Elihle (@MetallicM) August 23, 2021
Main image credit: Instagram/@angelaatlang