Sue & Johnnie star Cathrine Kamau has said that even though she had become wildly popular on the Mother-in-law TV show, she opted to leave because she wanted growth.
In an interview with Switch TV’s Chatspot, Cathrine, better known as Kate Actress, said:
I left the popular show mother- in- law and i was jobless for two years. I lea PhilIt production filmft the show because I needed to grow.
Kate said she struggled to get new acting gigs.
I started looking for a job but no one could hire me then because they thought I was expensive or because I have been on a couple of shows.
The beauty also said her husband – Phil Karanja – played a key role in her career. She was able to find her way back through the hit comedy series Sue&Johnny- produced by her husband.
my husband told me that your comeback has to be your own thing. we shot Sue&Johnnie, tried hawking it everywhere but finally got someone who believed in it.
She also revealed that Phil was first her longtime friend before settling down together.
we met on set, started out as friends. He saw something in me and believed in my brand. We thought to ourselves that we are friends; we get along really well so let’s get married.
She also addressed the issue of how some netizens think she is a brag when she shares many aspects of her life on social media.
I realised that people get frustrated because they think my life is perfect. I’m not saying that I will stop posting my husband, but posting him doesn’t mean that my family is bliss or i’m showing off in any way. I do it to encourage people out here.
Kate said her career has taught her how to handle trolls and bashing from the internet.
I have come to understand that being a public figure means that your life is not private anymore.whether you like it or not someone will wake up and use you as a punching bag for their frustrations in life.
I have learned to grow a thick skin but sometimes you have to handle it when they overstep their boundaries. I Clap back hard, but I don’t respond to everything.
She concluded with a piece of advice to aspiring actors saying:
you need to package yourself as a brand. find your strengths, use it for a proper cause.
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