The countdown to the highly anticipated telenovela Legacy has begun. Airing on DStv’s M-Net (Channel 101) at 19:00 from 21 September, Legacy is set in the fast-paced world of investment billionaires and focuses on a family at war with itself.
The brainchild of Gwydion Beynon and Phathu Makwarela, Legacy follows the lives of the wealthy Price family led by patriarch Sebastian Price (Deon Lotz). Sebastian’s wife Dineo (Kgomotso Christopher) and his daughter Felicity (Mary-anne Barlow) both have their eyes on the throne and will do whatever it takes to lead Legacy Investments and, in turn, the Price family.
One person we are looking forward to seeing is our new Man Candy Anton David Jeftha. We got to find out a few things about him recently.
How did you land your role in Legacy?
I was set to head back to the United States, said my goodbyes to my Cape Town agent, Karen, and as I left her office, she ran out and said, “Anton, this brief just came in! I think you should consider – it seems perfect for you.” Two self tapes and a chemistry test with my co-star Petra Potgieter later, and here I am.
Tell us about your character and what you enjoy most?
I love the challenge of growing into a character over an extended amount of time. This is the longest I’ve ever signed onto a project. It’s usually guest star roles or features that are shot over a month or so. That being said, I’m still getting to know Sebastian Jr as I go along. He has always had a silver spoon in his mouth yet remains grounded and is able to kick it anywhere – be it in Soweto at his grandmother’s place, Sandton with the Legacy Investments fam or abroad. He battles to remain whole and keep his integrity in a world infested with corruption and ruthless scandal.
What has been your favourite on-set moment thus far?
Ah, there have been so many! Before I narrow it down to one, I have to add that we get to shoot at so many beautiful locations, which are so unique and fun in their own ways. I’d say it’s between the moments filming at the gorgeous Palala Boutique Game Lodge & Spa in Limpopo and running after a moving car trying to save my co-star Petra in Soweto. Oh ya, the moments between scenes when the Price family waits in a room together; we always have a ton of laughs. We’re all a bunch of very different yet unique characters.
What can we expect from your character in the coming week?
Besides his impeccable sense of fashion (Shout out to Kgomotso and her incredible wardrobe team!), the audience will see just how family-orientated Sebastian Jr is and how he strives to be the glue that holds the family together and deplores familial nastiness. You’ll also notice how much of a momma’s boy he is as he seldomly leaves his mom Dineo’s side and tries to protect her from scrutiny. Through all the internal challenges he is facing, he still manages to hold on to his humanity and seek goodness – if not love – from those around him he feels he can trust.
What is your on-set superpower?
Mmm good question... I like to think that I’m friends with everyone on set. I enjoy walking into every department, taking a seat and having a chat with them. I like to ensure we’re all very comfortable with each other so if I’m able to make someone laugh in the middle of their 12-hour day or take them up a bit in tone then I’m happy. So I’d say keeping things light and fun on set is my superpower!
If you weren’t in acting, what would you be doing?
I have a BCom in Finance, Economics and Information Systems and dropped out halfway through my Honours in Finance to pursue acting. So I’d say it would have to be in the arts as commerce wasn’t for me. I’d love to do more singing and focus on being a voice artist, too.