@ The Movies: Tell Me Sweet Something

The star-studded romantic comedy Tell Me Sweet Something is only but a week away and here’s the low down on what to expect. Cava.

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The countdown of the much hyped romcom Tell Me Sweet Something movie is underway. The film is due to be in theaters on September 4th and sees director Akin Omotoso draw from the talents of the beautiful Nomzamo Mbatha and hunky model Maps Maponyane.

Set in the heart of the Johannesburg metro, The Maboneng Precinct, the story follows writer/bookstore owner Moratiwa (Nomzamo) and her love interest, Nat (Maps) as they display numerous attempts to woe one another. (Full story here)

The star-studded movie with household names such as Kagiso Lediga, Thembi Seete Thomas Gumede, Mandisa Bardill  and Thishiwe Ziqubu should guarantee butts on seats on the first week of release.

The movie afforded Nomzamo her first stab at leading lady and she slayed. Responsible for driving the emotional roller coaster of the film, Nomzamo managed to connect with the audience while stand up comedians Kagiso and Thomas were tasked with providing the comic relief in the movie.

Speaking about her chemistry with leading man, Nomzamo had nothing but praise for Maps. “I’m glad that is evident in the movie. Maps is so talented and his drive pushes me to work harder at my own craft. I’ve never seen anyone pay so much attention to detail like Maps does and his the most humble person you can ever come across. He’s a great FRIEND” she explains.

On the flip side, Maps’ role as leading man in a romantic comedy had all the ingredients right up to the shirtless scenes. We were able to count at least 5 separate shot of him without a shirt on. So ladies and gents, that’s one reason you can go see the movie.

Asked about the preparation that went into making the movie, Maps revealed that more than just the perfecting of acting scenes was done to prepare for the movie. “We had a whole bunch of workshops for the entire cast, we had eating plans everyday and gym programs so that we can be fit to give out the best performance. I also got to meet some pretty awesome actors like Lionel Newton who also came through to give us some advice” Maps declares.

Director Akin Omotoso confesses that he intentionally tried to capture great shots while filming the movie. “I just felt like we must showcase the beauty of the city because too many times the ugly side of the city is shown. Maboneng, Braamfontein, Zoo Lake…everyday of the year Jo’burgers are going to these places, why don’t we see it on screen?” he remarks.

In the end, after a lot of toiling around, steamy intimate scene and messy rejection, the two lovebirds find their way into each others arms in a picture cast with a sunset background, locking lips until Jesus’ second coming.

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