Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
3 minute read
9 Jan 2021
4:30 am

Realising a childhood secret

Marizka Coetzer

David Rees celebrates 32 years in the industry this year.

Actor David Rees poses for a photograph at his home in Ruimsig, 7 January 2021, during an interview with The Citizen. Rees is well known for his roles in Egoli and 7de Laan, and in the movie American Ninja 4. Picture: Michel Bega

It was only when David Rees ended up in an army psychiatric ward that he revealed for the first time his childhood secret – he wanted to be a movie star. “Imagine a laaitie from the West Rand dreaming of becoming a movie star!” Rees said. These days Rees is better known for his role as Chris Welman, a business and family man responsible for causing havoc in Hillside where the 7de Laan storyline plays out. He celebrates 32 years in the industry this year. “When I was young, I had a crazy dream, but I grew up in a...