Bontle Modiselle dishes on the craziest town on Showville

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Interviews on 01 Jul 2016
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Bontle Modiselle and Rob van Vuuren have spent months travelling the country as the hosts of Showville. By the end of the series they will have visited 26 towns in total which means they've seriously seen stuff.

I had a chat with Bontle at an SABC2 shindig and asked her what I've been wondering...

Tashi: Which has been the craziest town you've been to across the series, where you've been like OMG?
Bontle: You know, I remember crazy individuals rather than a crazy town. I mean there are stand-out towns like Scottburgh was such an amazing town. That's where we found the most variety, that's where we found the fire dancers and dancing poodles so we found all this awkward talent but it was amazing, very different from what we expected and different from the norm.

Tashi: And the craziest individual?
We were in Buthule in the Free State and there was a guy who sang and played the guitar and told a horror story about aliens. He said it was a song that was written about 10 years ago and he decided to audition with it.

It was supposed to be a song but it was a story but it was guitar playing - it was so awkward but it was funny to see it.

Tashi: Do you think he believed it?
That was the funny part... it wasn't the actual story that was funny, it was how much he believed in that story and it was like, hehehehe, wow, but it was great.

Tashi: What else has been crazy and weird?
What people in the towns find normal. What was weird was going to towns and going to people's gardens filled with gnomes and filled with different sized mushrooms.

Tashi: Real mushrooms?
Real mushrooms.

Tashi: I wonder what they do with them! #MagicMushrooms
We've seen castles and... people build the strangest things.

Tashi: Is this in all towns or one particular town?
All over but I will say, if I were to generalise I would say Western Cape is weird and has the most variety. What you'd find weird and wacky - once you understand where it comes from and what fuels it, you fall in love with it.

Bontle's talking about this sort of thing....

It's a real house in Gansbaai that I stumbled across when I was in the area over the hols. Showville's going to be in Gansbaai this Saturday (2 July) so I'm quizzy to see if they spot it too. If not, you'll know the legs are there, flailing in the background somewhere.

Actors in this post: Bontle Modiselle

Shows in this post: Showville

1 Comment

01 Jul 2016 13:34

Gorgeous girl!
I must start watching this show, thanks Tashi!

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