The truth is finally out here is the real reason why Thuli was fired from the wife. A source has come forward claiming that Thuli Phongolo was axed from ‘The Wife’ because she gave the production team a hard time and she did not come for shoots’ and that she gave the production team a hard time.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela revealed that Thuli Phongolo’s character Lerato was written out of The Wife saying;
“CASTING NEWS: Thuli Phongolo out of The Wife. The role of Lerato on #TheWifeShowmax, has unexpectedly been written out of the show Sources claim the decision was made to drop the role due to Phongolo going M.I.A. #KgopoloReports,” he tweeted.
Stained Glass productions known for producing Uzalo and now The Wife confrimed the news that she has been written off from the soapie but their reason was not as the claims making their rounds on social media but noted that it was due to schedule clashes.
“Yes, we can confirm that Thuli Phongolo’s character ends in the episodes airing on Thursday, 13 January 2021. This was by mutual agreement, due to schedule clashes,” said Stained Glass spokeswoman Nomfundo Zondi according to Daily Sun.
It was reported that Thuli gave the production team a hard time .
“She gave the production team a hard time. If she was not late for shootings, she would not come at all. This forced producers and writers to make last-minute plans, and that was an inconvenience for them,” said the source to the publication.
A second source claimed the actress pulled a no-show stunt.
“Thuli is a talented actress. Any production would want her to be a part of but her character of Lerato had to be written off. That was not part of the initial plan before she pulled a no-show stunt,” said a second source to the publication.