Actress Brenda Wairimu To Close A Deal With New York Film Production

Brenda Wairimu
                                     Brenda  Wairimu                  Photo: Courtesy

By Stevens Muendo

It had nothing to do with the Brad Pitt connection in Lupita’s offer, but a New York film production stable that had been stalking her for years is now wooing her for a lucrative signing in the New York City. We are talking Brenda Wairimu!

At the time, big time showbiz gurus in London, South Africa and Nigeria had already sent their lieutenants to Nairobi to explore the possibility of tapping the actress’s talent; that as she enjoyed wide media coverage across the globe, thanks to her top roles in TV drama series Mali as well as Shuga, a successful drama series making fronts across the globe.

It had only been months after the 23-year-old had made another first, featuring in a New York publication Dream Big, which is owned by a famed celebrity publicist Cece Vance

— who has been working with top showbiz shots like Young Money’s Gudda and Raven Symone.

The new scramble for Brenda, a rather talented model of enviable acting versatility, did not come as a surprise. However, the almost irresistible financial bait and the perks packaged in the deal have lately sent her professional team back to the drawing board.

Late last month, information available to Pulse had it that the Mali TV drama series beauty was New York-bound, that after the top acting and casting agency impressed her to fly over and try a new role in an upcoming international movie. However, at the eleventh hour, she bailed out.

“It is such an honour to be recognised outside the borders and with that, I thank the man above and my ever loving fans who have given me so much support and zeal to keep at it. My team and I are still in talks with the USA-based production house,” Brenda told Pulse during an exclusive interview, a week ago.

 “We had to rethink the offer. The deal has to be, somehow, in line with my acting career vision; which is telling African stories. There are certain roles I would not play because of my personal principles and beliefs,” she quipped, hinting out that as being the reason behind the delayed USA contract signing.

“I have to really look at what builds my art in the way I hope to become. As much as big financial gains and lucrative career growth opportunities could be tagged on this to my joy, I have had to confirm that the story and the precise role they have suggested for me will build or break my art. The production house is now coming down to Kenya to meet my team for further deliberations. It obviously is an enviable plan and if we take the deal, you will definitely be the first to know,” she informed.

It is no wonder Brenda has been keeping a low profile lately, off the screen, and as Pulse found out, for the best part of this year, she has been putting together her new Believe, Begin, Become documentary campaign.

 “I have a really tight schedule with the new show I am currently shooting as I am on set daily from 7am to 7pm. That leaves me with Sundays only to concentrate on my other projects,” she says.

That not withstanding, Pulse has also confirmed that the actress is playing a key role in a new show soon to start airing on a leading pay TV.

 “This is another reason I am playing my cards close to my chest. Every good offer seems to be coming my way. It is like a dream come true. I have always wanted to be on the same set with some big screen players as it is in the case with the soon to be launched show,” the rather shy actress remarks.

So what is Brenda up to when she is not on set?

“Starting this month, my team and I, in conjunction with Neibaz Fashion House, are working on a courtesy campaign to reach the less fortunate members of the society. The campaign will involve my growing fan base and will also be tied around my schools project,” she explains.

The courtesy campaign dubbed You Don’t Depreciate, When You Appreciate is the passionate thing in her plans right now.