Skeem Saam’s villain Cedric Fourie who plays the role of Lehasa Maphosa on the show and Dr Mthembu on Durban Gen recently discussed who he is behind the scenes, his love life and obsession.
What does Cedric Fourie do when he is not shooting on TV?
He is passionate about helping people from underprivileged backgrounds. He is also all about seeing growth in circumstances unimaginable.
What is your fashion sense?
Fourie says he dresses according to his mood and likes experimenting.
“If I feel good and happy, and because I am a storyteller by nature, one can at times tell how I feel based on how I am dressed. No-one really inspires my look, my inspiration comes from what I see all around me.”
What is your love language?
He believes that people should communicate verbally in relationships not just through actions.
“I think as people we have to be good at communicating verbally, we need to say what we mean and mean what we say.”
Which moment would you pause in your life?
Cedric says he would pause the time his name was called as an official University of Cape Town graduate at the virtual graduation ceremony.
He would also pause his baecation in Thailand.
“It was extremely amazing, I will pause that.”
What are you most insecure about?
“My skin tone. I’ve got uneven skin tone. I hate it so much.”
He adds that his body from head to knees is one skin colour and his calves are a shade darker as well as his hands.
“I don’t understand why but I just don’t like it. It’s almost like there are two people in one body.”
What always makes you laugh?
“My humour is so broad; I find humour in almost everything. Like I can be in the scariest of situations in life but if there is something I can spot that’s funny, I will burst out laughing and try to find my way back into fear mode.”
The actor also says he loves teasing people, especially people he works with.
Fourie says a lot of people think that he’s this guy with muscles who’s all serious only to find out that he’s actually all about laughter.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
I’d open a scrapyard. I would then start a gas company and start a journalism degree and also do economics.
He also has a fetish which is wanting to have a baby with someone else.
“My partner and I joke about this a lot but yeah, if I wasn’t afraid, I’d have a baby with someone else and probably get married to my partner.”