I have learnt to guard my heart. I am not in love with my boyfriend but I respect and care for him very much.
Mary Luswata hosts the Sqoop on Sqoop on Urban TV. She had a chat with SHAMIM NALUBEGA
ARE YOU PROUD OF THE KIND OF WORK YOU DO?
Why not? I am so proud of and in love with my show and what I do.
IS THERE ANYONE YOU HAVE INSULTED ON YOUR SHOW AND REGRETTED IT?
Yes, and that was Leila Kayondo. However, I felt guilty for only five minutes and buried the remorse.
DID YOU APOLOGIZE TO HER?
No, I didn’t, since she went ahead to insult me on Facebook.
EVER BEEN THREATENED BECAUSE OF YOUR SHOW?
So many, to the extent that I no longer call them threats but child play since some people never get tired of threatening me.
IS YOUR FAMILY PROUD OF THE WORK YOU DO?
Yes they are, but so worried about my safety.
AREN’T YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR SAFETY TOO?
Why should I be worried, I am a strong hearted and tough skinned girl who can never worry about what other people wish to do to me.
DO YOU HAVE A MAN IN YOUR LIFE AND IF YES, WHO IS HE?
Yes I do, but since he didn’t choose to live a public life, I will keep him private. However, I am not in love with him though I respect and care for him so much.
HOW CAN HE BE THE SPECIAL ONE YET YOU ARE NOT IN LOVE WITH HIM?
Over the years, I have learned to guard my heart and since the Bible tells us to protect our hearts, I follow it by not giving away mine so easily.
ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM?
I don’t look forward to anything in our relationship since I live one day at a time and I believe that relationships thrive and end, so I don’t want to have false hopes.
DOES HE LIKE YOUR WORK?
He doesn’t mind about my work since he relates with Mary, the person, not the TV character.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE AND HATE MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?
I like everything about my work and show, since I don’t feel any guilt or regret of doing all that I do at work. Besides, I hate nothing about my work.
IS THE MARY WE WATCH ON TV THE SAME IN HER PERSONAL LIFE?
Not really, because the one you watch on TV is just a character.
DO YOU EVER ABUSE PEOPLE OFF TV?
I don’t abuse people in real life, but I always throw one or two comments about the funny things they do or wear. However, I go into details on TV.
IS IT TRUE THAT BEFORE YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIP YOU WERE IN LOVE WITH A PASTOR?
Yes I was. I fell deeply in love with a man of God, but it didn’t work out.
He was trying to change me yet nobody can change me. I am the only one who can decide to change for them.
I am not in love with my boyfriend but I care for him -Mary Luswata