03 Mar The Sun Always Shines on TV
WEDNESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2009
Day two in sunny Cape Town, and a round of interviews. Now that we have won 11 SAFTA awards (yes, after 10 nominations – not everyone can manage it) lots of TV stations here want to interview me. I know in my head this is good for the movie, but I canâ€™t help feeling I have a better face for radio. However, I gamely hold in my stomach and try and sound intelligent while trying not to direct the cameraman. Then off to another radio interview with Natalie Becker (Farah in the movie). This all gets a bit out of control, but in a good way, as Natalie is on good form, and she then jumps onto her pink moped (see photo below, I really donâ€™t make this stuff up) to join me at the Cape Town premiere.
After all that hard work (!) it was time for a celebratory drink with Natalie, Shaz Van Zanten (who looked after us so well during our year living in Cape Town) and the team. Back in Johannesburg tonight, and off to bed as I am up in 4 hours to go on breakfast TV. If the sight of me on 4 hours sleep doesnâ€™t encourage people to wake up to their radios instead, I donâ€™t know what will…