“It’s really changed my life” – Thabiso Rammusi on Showmax record breaker Adulting

By Xabiso Ngqabe12 December 2023

“It’s really changed my life” – Thabiso Rammusi on Showmax record breaker Adulting

Adulting S2 is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes on Mondays until 26 February 2023. 

The boys are back, including Hunk of The Year Feather Award winner Thembinkosi Mthembu (Outlaws, Shaka iLembe, The River) as Bonga, Nhlanhla Kunene (The River, Lavish) as fan-favourite Eric, Thabiso Rammusi (The Suit) as Mpho, and Luthando BU Mthembu (Big Brother Mzansi) as Vuyani, named GQ’s Best Dressed On Screen Personality earlier this year.  

Watch the trailer for Adulting S2

Xabiso Ngqabe caught up with Thabiso to find out more about his experiences on the 18LSDVN Showmax Original, which set a new record in Season 1 for the most first-day views on Showmax of any drama series – well ahead of Emmy nominees like The Last Of Us, Succession and The White Lotus. 

How did the success of the first season change your life? 

Adulting is nothing short of a blessing; it’s really changed my life. We didn’t think it was going to be at this level. The love I’ve been getting is just on another level; walking in the streets is not the same anymore. Every place you walk in, people start noticing and talking. That’s been challenging for me because I’m a family man in real life but the love has been amazing.

How did being a family man in real life help you in this role? 

I have kids, which made it easy for me to connect with the kids I’m acting with on set, to get them to relax, to find chemistry. Even with Lungile Duma, who plays Zithulele, I felt like the relationship part was easier to portray since I’m married in real life. 

What’s it like working with Lungile? 

She’s so amazing as an actress. She’s not afraid to play, which is one of the most important things in acting. We have an amazing working relationship.

How’s Mpho’s marriage this season? 

I’d say viewers should look out for the return of somebody in his life. That’s all I can say, without spoilers.

As a married man yourself, what lessons have you learnt from Mpho? 

Mpho has taught me to be honest. He’s taught me to be open and have more conversations with my wife. I think it’s when communication breaks down that everything falls apart. If there’s something that’s bothering you, speak to your partner. When I look at Mpho’s life, I realise that the amount of lies he keeps on telling becomes a burden to him and brings a strain into his marriage. 

Do you think married men should be friends with gents that are not married?

I’m glad you asked me that question because I was having a similar conversation with someone about this. They say, ‘Birds of a feather flock together’. 

So you need to have married friends when you’re married, because we get to relate to each other and speak the same language. When it comes to marital conversations, we are able to help each other and share advice, but it’s different when you have friends who aren’t married. 

One thing we must know is that no one is immune to influence. You’re an average of the three people you hang around with. Even Mpho gets influenced by the gents. 

What are you most excited about for this season?

The story. With Adulting S2, we are diving deeper into our characters to truly grasp who these guys are and what really motivates them. This season Mpho has so many layers. 

Watch Adulting S2 on Showmax, with new episodes every Monday.

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