Cape Town – South African actress Connie Ferguson has dismissed concerns about casting her ex-husband, actor and director Neo Matsunyane, in the newly-released season two of Kings of Jo’Burg.
The Ferguson’s Films owner and executive producer appeared on the radio show Bongani Bingwa on 702, where she was asked about her ex-husband Shona Ferguson’s legacy.
She was also was questioned about the casting of Matsunyane in the show.
Bongani asked Ferguson: “A point of controversy, I mean, not for you, but for certain viewers that might raise an eyebrow or two … you’ve cast Neo Matsunyane in the second (season)?”
In response, Ferguson said she’s not the casting director.
“First of all, I’m not the casting director. Some decisions are made independently. With that said, Neo is a brilliant actor, he’s a brilliant performer and he suited the role perfectly, so why not cast Neo and why is there a point of controversy?” she said.
Ferguson took to Instagram where she posted a teaser video, with a caption to announce season two.
“It’s #SHOtime baby!? We’re live!?????? There can only be ONE king! Who will run Jozi? #KingsOfJoburg season 2 is now streaming, only on Netflix.— #kingsofjoburg #netflixandchill #theSHOgoeson,” she said.
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Compiled by Matthew Petersen