June 10, 2018 avander

An Interview with Greg David Monga, Star of Housemates

Housemates is about three friends living together (Leon, Ashley and Kwame), in season one we experience a day in the life of these fellas. Leon, the character I play, is a DJ, very fun, bright, outgoing, hard worker and still single. In season one Leon is challenged into doing something he’s not used to, he’s asked to talk about an uncomfortable event and his put-on spotlight to decide who’s cooking is the best between his two best mates.

What did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much Greg David Monga can we find in Leon, really?

Well, to be honest I’ve always been fan of shows such as Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, My Wife and Kids, Martin etc… so, I kind of just drew (inspired) from it, and of course my experience in acting had a lot to do with it. I think the fun part, the outgoing, the brightness, the singleness is definitely me

To what extent could you identify with the subject matter of Housemates on a personal level, and do you have any wild housemate stories of your own?

First of all, I was born in Congo and I’ve been living in the UK for 7 years now, so for me in terms of identity I feel like I am strongly connected to my background and I strongly identify myself with online dating, considering that I am on Tinder (therefore I agree with everything Leon says on the subject).

I still live at home, so unfortunately, I haven’t got a WILD housemate stories YET.

How did you get involved with the project in the first place?

Well, I was minding my own business doing my thing, when Anthony sent me a DM on Instagram asking me if I was interested in working on a project he was creating, I agreed right away not knowing much of it but knowing Anthony I knew it was going to be good. He then sent the script over, I read it and it turned out that I was right, it was freaking amazing.

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