Fans of popular SABC 1 show, Skeem Saam, will be very familiar with the very good looking man who plays Leeto Maputla.
But what you may not know, is that Eric Macheru was initially rejected when he first auditioned to play the character.
Eric says that when he first got the script for Turf, the original name for Skeem Saam, he auditioned to play Leeto and Thabo Maputla, who are brothers on the show.
But he was rejected and a different actor was cast in the role of Leeto.
But Eric was determined to play the character for very personal reasons.
Watch the video and find out why he begged the producers for another chance.