Enhle Mlotshwa wins the best actress award for her role on the series Four Walls

Written by on 14 June, 2023

South African actress and fashion designer Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa has bagged herself the Best Actress title at the Screen ATX in Austin, Texas for her role in the series Four Walls.

Screen ATX is an independent film festival held in Texas over two days, showcasing films and TV pilots for indie filmmakers. The limited series also features Khulu Skenjana as Grootman, Gift Leotlela as Lefa, Jeff Jackson as Dice and Israel Matseke Zulu as the voice of Ace. It is co-directed by creators Juvais Dunn, Menzi Mzimela and Kgosana Monchusi.

The actress took to her social media timeline to announce the exciting news to her followers.

She posted a video of herself dressed in a warm, yellow jacket surrounded by her three dogs.

The actress captioned the post saying: 

What a great pleasure to have won Best ATX actress for the movie/short series FOUR WALLS. Thanks to my producers, directors, fellow cast and crew. It would have not happened without you… WE DID IT!!!.”

This geared her many congratulatory messages from her fans along with her industry friends.

Media personality Boity Thulo wrote: “Congratulations mama.”

Former Generations actress Winnie Ntshaba also congratulated Enhle on her achievement saying: “Well done nana.”

The nine-part series is locally produced, written, and directed by Kgosana Monchusi, Menzi Mzimela, and Juvaiś Dunn.

The film follows Grace Morotts, a married town nurse played by Enhle, who feels trapped and lost because of her abusive husband who is making her life a nightmare.

When she finally decides to kill her abusive husband, gangsters fleeing her failed armoured transport robbery break into her home and take her hostage.

The story provides insight into the systemic social problem of gender-based violence (GBV) and shows how far GBV victims must go to be heard and protected.

Mlotshwa previously said playing Molotsi was “incredibly fun” for her because she was responsible for ensuring the story of many women was told in an “authentic and heart-warming” way.

“I had to ensure that every second was jam-packed with Grace thinking, feeling, walking and breathing like a woman who is experiencing the severe kind GBV (gender-based violence),” she said. “Also bringing it home and letting people into the homes of women who through such abuse; the desperation that comes with it so they may feel some form of empathy and start conversations that lead to real change in a country ridden with painful statistics of GBV.”

To the top Mbali, the sky is the limit.

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