South African actress Boity Thulo has joined popular local soapie, Rhythm City.
According to a statement on the e.tv website, the actress will play the "feisty radio presenter" Luscious Lu.
The statement describes Luscious as "confident" and intimidating to other women and "who takes her job very seriously".
Boity says that Luscious will enable her to show her "b**chy side".
"I’ve always played sweet, innocent characters that people assume I am," Boity says in the statement.
"This character is going to allow me to show people that I also have a b**chy side, just like everyone else."
"I’ve never worked with a lot of the actors on Rhythm City so this is going to be a whole new space for me. I also feel like I haven’t acted in a while so I have to work extra hard to be ultra-prepared."
Boity's first appearance on the show will be on April 10, 2017.