We caught up with High Rollers actress Carine Rous – here’s what she had to say on the best pieces of advice she lives by every day.
Carine Rous, 33, is best known for her role as Esme, the straight-talking casino pit-boss on High Rollers, one of SA’s most-watched telenovelas on SABC 3. It’s a part she’s held since the show’s inception in 2013.
After studying drama, Carine went on to star in several local productions. She’s played ditsy Samantha in Askies; no-nonsense journalist Caitlin Moorhouse in Isidingo; and quirky receptionist Susan in the box-office hit Semi-Soet.
The youngest of three kids, she grew up in Pretoria, but lived in France for four years as a child with parents Annette and Piet, sister Janine, and brother Schalk, who now lives in Australia. Her husband Luke, 35, owns production company Rous House Productions with his brother Joshua and friend Meren Reddy, and the three produce High Rollers. Carine and Luke live in Linden and are planning a quiet New Year’s Eve, braaing with family.
So what great advice does this blonde bombshell live by? “When in doubt, don’t” – whether you’re unsure about walking down the aisle, or debating having another scoop of ice cream, Carine says you should always opt out if there’s a sense of uncertainty. Another thing she feels strongly about – “less is more”, unless she’s talking about friendship in which case more is always more… the more you give, the more you get.
For the full cover interview with Carine, pick up the January issue of woman&home, on sale from Monday 12 December.