Bonnie Henna is one of SA’s most loved actresses. The first time I saw her was on Backstage back in the day where she played the sassy Zandi. There she proved herself a formidable force to be reckoned with in the television industry. She also played Precious Chamusso in Catch a Fire, which sealed her as one of our top big screen actresses.
With so much success, one tends to forget that we all have personal journeys and stories. Bonnie wrote her book, Eyebags and Dimples (a play on her facial features) to tell her story. She speaks to True Love in the December issue.
Writing the book wasn’t easy. “To say it was difficult would be an understatement. Breaking through mental and social barriers to tell this very personal story brought much turbulence.” says Henna.
I think it is absolutely great that Bonnie actually wrote the book herself. Often celebs have memoirs and/or biographies published, but it is very rare that they actively write a book. It retails at R 200 and is published by Jacana Media. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and to do a review of the book right here.
Read more of her sit-down with Melinda Ferguson in the December issue of True Love magazine.