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I'll never do a gay kiss again

By Edward Tsumele | Oct 08, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

AFTER his steamy gay kiss on Generationslast month, Zolisa Xaluva says he will never kiss another man.

AFTER his steamy gay kiss on Generationslast month, Zolisa Xaluva says he will never kiss another man.

Shocked viewers watched Xaluva, who plays Jason in the daily soapie, kiss Senzo, played by Thami Mngqolo. He said the kiss was not such a shock for him because they were prepared for it. A self-confessed straight man, Xaluva, however, says in future he will decline any role that requires him to kiss another man.

"Thami (Senzo) and I are good friends who still hang out together even after the gay scene. It was something that we were prepared for. We understood it as a TV role we had to take head-on so as to educate people about stereotypes. The bigger picture is that the scene was not even about homosexuality. It was about destroying stereotypes and accepting that we are all different - black, white or whatever. "Even my better half understood why I did that. My family knew that scene was coming."

But is he gay? "No! no! I am not gay, but I have nothing against gay people," he said.

Xaluva has just landed himself a role in a new feature film called Till You Do Us Part, in which he plays a love-struck man. Coincidentally, the movie's theme is strikingly similar to the smash-hit local movie White Wedding, featuring seasoned actors Kenneth Nkosi and Rapulana Seiphemo.

Till You Do Us Part is based on the truth behind traditional weddings. It's about what happens when two people from different cultures are about to get married. "I loved the role of Makhosi, a young, educated man from a rural area in the Eastern Cape who deals with issues before and after marriage," he said.

Xaluva also featured in the award-winning production Gugu and Andile and TV series Tsha Tsha and Rhythm City.


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