People think that a woman’s sεxual desire fades away when she turns 40, which is not the case, according to actress and businesswoman Winnie Ntshaba.
Ntshaba portrayed the role of Beth, Vuyani’s sugar mama and the fictional MEC for education in Showmax Original Adulting, which wrapped up on Monday.
She explained that Beth is very different from the characters she has portrayed previously, saying she is glad people got to experience her different side.
“Doing the sεx scenes was not bad at all. Showmax and Tshedza Pictures made sure that everything was above board. There was an intimacy coach and they made sure that we were all comfortable,” she said.
“BU is a gentleman and he made me feel at ease. Every time we would have to do a sεx scene, we would always joke around about how his first sex scenes are with a legend in the game.”
Ntshaba has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades and has played numerous roles, from Khethiwe on Generations to Faith on House of Zwide.
“When I read the script, I immediately knew that this is a role I wanted to take on. It is very important for black women to see other black women in positions of power.
“We are often reduced to just the help or the sidekick, so this role spoke to me because of Beth’s power.”
Winnie Ntshaba added that Beth is a very toxic woman, judging by the way she treats Vuyani
“In most stories, it is usually a rich man who is abusive to his younger lover, but in Adulting the writers switched it up and placed the woman in the position of power, and showed that men can also fall into the trap of being abused by someone who is powerful.”
Despite this, the thespian said she can still see the good in Beth, even though there are a lot of things that she does not like about her.
“Everywhere I go, people have been stopping me to tell me how they have been enjoying seeing me play Beth.
“Most are stunned by how risqué she is, but overall it is all love and I am honoured. As an actress, I love seeing people dissect my characters and have educational conversations around them.”