Budding actress Thuso Mbedu pulled off the perfect prank on her family when she touched down in her hometown, unannounced, this past week.
Watch: Thuso Mbedu pulls off surprise on SA family
The Underground Railroad star took much-needed leave from the demands of life in Hollywood to slow things down in South Africa. Except, an idea conjured up by her longtime PR manager Vuyelwa Mpakanyiswa, was to touch down in Mzansi without letting her family know.
The plan was simple: Mpakanyiswa would throw Mbedu’s family members off guard with claims that she would be delivering a ‘package’ in the wee hours of the morning.
The actress made five stops to a number of relatives and this is how the surprise turned out:
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Fans and friends of the actress were gob-smacked to learn that she was on home soil recently. Mbedu, in her surprise video, admitted that time was the only obstacle in her plan to reconnect with everyone she missed.
“I wish I could’ve been able to surprise a lot more of my friends but there are soooo many it would’ve been a whole weekend affair. But you know I love you and I will see you soon,” she said.
Since moving to the United States (US), Mbedu has been residing in an apartment in Los Angeles (LA), California.