June 16, 2024


Art Is Experience

We meet Arno Greeff and Dillon Windvogel – the stars behind Parkhurst College’s most loyal BFFs

Adhering to the highly profitable release of Netflix’s second African first sequence Blood & H2oChannel24 caught up with Arno Greeff and Dillon Windvogel – the faithful BFFs from Parkhurst College or university. 

Sad to say, Dillon lost his Zoom relationship soon after the job interview begun, and we were unable to reconnect – but we carry on talking to Arno about the effect the demonstrate has experienced on viewers globally. 

Blood & H2o wasted no time topping Netflix and social developments days after its release on 20 May possibly. Established at the fictional large school Parkhurst College or university, the coming-of-age drama has since been renewed for a second time

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“Every working day waking up to a whole whole lot of messages, WhatsApps and DMs is too much to handle but remarkable at the identical time,” Dillon tells Channel24, expressing he could have in no way imagined the effect the demonstrate has experienced all over the world.

The identical goes for Arno who claims the reception of the demonstrate exceeded his expectations. “It is been absolutely surreal. Every time I check my cell phone, I see that we strike amount a person in a different region, and a different, and another…” he laughs. 

He adds: “I in no way considered that I would be part of a demonstrate like this, and it is been remarkable.”

Arno can take on the role of Chris sequence lead Fikile “Fiks” Bhele’s (Khosi Ngema) ideal good friend. Chris is described as the “undesirable dude” and is fiercely faithful to his buddies, undertaking what ever he can to shield them, even if it signifies hurting many others. 

Arno explains whilst Chris is the sequence “undesirable dude”, he is not the common villain.

He explains: “He is extremely faithful and will do anything at all to shield his buddies without having contemplating about the penalties, and that is what will get him into problems.”

According to the 25-year-outdated, “there is a whole lot of depth to Chris”, which drew him to the character.

Dillon can take on the role of Wade who befriends Puleng Khumalo (Ama Qamata) when she enrolls at Parkhurst College or university. Faithful, and a minimal little bit goofy – he quickly becomes an integral part of Puleng’s investigation into locating out the truth about her sister. 

About his character, Dillon tells Channel24 that he and “Wade are extremely similar”.

“I’m extremely shy, and a little bit of an introvert, but once that wall is broken down, I am extremely similar to Wade. I am specifically as awkward, and I can be extremely corny. I like to share jokes even when it is extremely dry. I get called out by buddies a whole lot,” he laughs. 

“I’m extremely faithful and enable out where I can, and I’m extremely dedicated to my buddies and loved ones.”

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Arno’s character is pansexual, but Chris’ storyline does not centre close to his sexuality. “Anyone can see on their own on monitor. Whilst Chris is open about his sexuality that is not the concentration of character.”

He claimed on quite a few other displays LQBTQI characters’ principal storylines centre close to their sexuality.

“You can expect to see that there is a area for absolutely everyone in this story and at this school.” 

Dillon agrees wholeheartedly the demonstrate puts illustration and range entrance and centre.

Filming in Cape City all through wintertime was somewhat challenging, claims Arno – specifically since a whole lot of his scenes were filmed outside the house and in the pool – though it was pouring with rain. But dreary days aside, he claims: “I’m so grateful to be part of a demonstrate that showcases our region in these a lovely location.” 

Becoming from Johannesburg, waking up just about every early morning to the sight of Desk Mountain was a thing he looked ahead to. 

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About why men and women should add Blood & H2o to their look at-checklist, he claims: “I believe there is so a lot that can attract you in. It is got secret, it is got suspense, lovely men and women, and a whole lot of expertise. And Cape City, the place is a character alone.”

But be warned, claims Arno, if you commence streaming tonight, you can only go to bed in the early hours of the early morning – it is absolutely bingeable!