Molatlhoe completed a bachelor of dramatic art at the University of the Witwatersrand, which she graduated with honours in 2017. She has acted in theatre productions including Poetry Overload vs. Sketching at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.
“I was very intentional in terms of studying drama. I also took gigs such as being a casting director because I knew that forming relations with people in productions would open doors for me,” Molatlhoe says.
Growing up, Molatlhoe went to boarding school and her parents were always busy with work. As a result, she remembers suffering from emotional neglect from a young age. This was a point in her life where her passion for acting was born. She fell in love with the craft of playing someone else’s reality than her own in grade 4.
“For me, acting is like a means of escape... it’s a chance to live someone else’s life. I’ve always been very ambitious. I’m a girl who’s very passionate about whatever I set my heart to and at the moment it’s arts,” she explains.
“In school, when other kids chose to do sports, I did drama. I found it very fulfilling living someone else’s reality. As a child, I had misplaced feelings and I needed an outlet to release what it is that I felt and I do so by being someone else.
“To a certain extent, I didn’t grow up as a happy child. I don’t think I received the love that I wanted, especially from my parents but I know they had to work to provide a better life for me and my siblings. My parents provided for me till I finished tertiary and I’m grateful for that.”
Molatlhoe hopes to one day act alongside acting royalties Thuso Mbedu, Noxolo Dlamini and Rosemary Zimu, who according to her challenge themselves to take up different roles.