eteran actor Jamie Bartlett, popularly known as David Genaro bids farewell to Rhythm City after 13 years of successfully playing the character of Genaro.
“Not the end of the road,” Jamie Bartlett – 2020/02/05 (Twitter).
And there are rumors that the actor is leaving the show due to “unclear circumstances,” which kinda makes sense why an entire “starring” is going to die!
SowetanLive reports that Jamie Bartlett on Wednesday woke up with mixed feelings in anticipation of the viewing of the last episode of his journey.
Speaking to the publication, Bartlett said he enjoyed every minute of playing David Genaro.
“I loved that he had a following all over Africa. I went to Kampala and kids were calling Genaro’s name… I feel he was just too generous for the PG13.”
“I woke up this morning with a feeling, it was kind of sad and beautiful at the same time. It was an overwhelming feeling. I sat there, I tried to internalize the feeling, I realized that I had collywobbles of joy, colly bubbles of anticipatory joy. The joy about what might have played out on that canvass for the final episode of my world, and my journey.”
“When I was on it, I was asked to paint this character. When you play such an iconic character, you look for the flaws of the character,” Jamie Barlet said as quoted by the Sowetan.
The paper reports that the exit episodes started to be flighted on Wednesday and will continue Thursday and Friday.
According to the publication, e.tv channel decided to celebrate Genaro’s journey yesterday by screening the exit episode. Genaro, who was the backbone of the soapie, will be taken out by the biggest thugs Suffocate and Khulekani.
Show producer Harriet Gavshon said they enjoyed working with Bartlett who most of the time had them on their feet because of his professionalism.
“He would completely rewrite the whole script. For 13 years, he would arrive at work before everyone else. He came first even before security came in. He went about building this character of Genaro.
“He designed the tattoos that Genaro had. He designed his own wardrobe that had to be bought at different places.”