Did You Know: Teddy From Gomora Is 17 Years Older Than His Teenage Role On TV
He is best known as Teddy, the high school teenager in the soapie Gomora. He has become one of our favourite characters on the soapie. Our love for him keeps growing as long as he is on our small screens.
Teddy nails the role of a high schooler down to a T that most of us honestly thought he was a teenager. Well folks, Sicelo Buthelezi is no teenager, he’s far from it.
The actor who plays the character of Teddy is actually 35 years old. Sicelo Buthelezi’s birth date is listed as March 20, 1985.
His real name is Sicelo Buthelezi and he surely deserves an Oscar, it’s not easy to play a kid half your age, it’s not about the look but you also have to have the mannerisms of a teenager and speak like one.
Teddy is everyone’s favorite high schooler, in real life the man hasn’t been to high school in 17 years,
The actor once revealed to Showmax what drew him to the character of Teddy.
It wasn’t so much about Teddy the character as much as Sicelo the actor. I don’t want to get to a place where people think that I have a specific character that I want to play. I don’t want to limit myself. What attracted me to the Teddy role was that he’s a special kid from ekasi, his personality is a challenge and he’s not your normal character.
Sicelo Buthelezi who was born in Tembisa, Johannesburg, describes himself as a normal guy saying there’s nothing interesting about him.
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