4 July 2018
AWARD-WINNING actress, Rumbidzai Musarurwa, is back in the country from China where she was staying for the past 11 months.
Rumbi, who had been doing theatre and attending different film workshops in the Asian country, says she has acquired a lot of knowledge from the exposure she received.
H-Metro’s ADORATION BIZURE had a long interview with the actress where she opened up on her experiences in China and other issues. Read on…
Q: Was this your first time going to the Asian country?
A: Thank you, well I have travelled to different Asian countries before but this was my first time going to China, it was an eye opening experience for me. I learnt a lot of things about Chinese culture as well as their film industry in particular.
Q: Can you share with us your experiences in China with regards to film making.
A: I got the opportunity to attend a film making workshop. We were taught on the technical aspect of as well as the theoretical side of film making. The film workshops were also enlightening on how to act.
Q: From the knowledge you got about Chinese film industry, what are some of the things that you would want to see implemented in our local film industry?
A: When I was young I was a fan of Chinese Kung-Fu movies, the country was also famed of having great actors such as Bruce Lee so they have always been on the top on the game.
It is my wish that our local film industry will grow and start producing action films as well.
If you check most of our films are mostly dramas but I think we can also tell a Zimbabwean story through action movies. Although most of our films are drama type we also have films such as Chinhoyi Seven and Escape which are action films, so to me this is just an indication that we can also produce action films.
Q: You have featured in a number of local productions are you one day going to produce a movie?
A: My strength mainly lies in acting and all these years I was content with that, however after the exposure I got from China I realised that I now have what it takes to produce my own film. I have a story line with, which I am hoping I will develop it into a script and apart from the exposure I got from China, the experience I also acquired during all these years as an actress have also given me the confidence to produce my own film.
Q: For how long have you been an actress?
A: Well, I can safely say I started acting when I was four years old and started mainstream acting at the age of 19 after I finished school and since then I have never stopped acting.
Q: Who is your role model in acting?
A: Whoopi Goldberg.
A: I know she is old school but I feel she knows how to get into character, a thing that most actresses nowadays find hard to do.
Q: What were your best and also regrettable moments in film?
A: My best experience in film was when I was given an award for being the Best Actress at the Zimbabwe Film Festival, I will never forget that day and my worst experience was when we were involved in an accident when we were coming from set.
Q: Were you hurt in the accident?
A: No I wasn’t but we had to spend the whole night at the accident scene because no one came to attend to us.
Q: What is your advice to anyone who wishes to start acting as a career?
A: Before they start, they have to really ask themselves if that’s what they really want first, they have to be sure because it is certainly not an easy road. If you start acting for the wrong reasons you will definitely quit when challenges come your way but if you are doing it for the right reasons then you will overcome challenges in the industry.