“I Really feel Ashamed Being Referred to as An Actress”
A Nigerian film star has disclosed that she feels unhealthy anytime somebody refers to her as an actress.
Juliet Njemanze has stated being referred to as an actress makes her ashamed due to the stigma that has been hooked up to it.
Juliet additionally stated that the poor pay actors get is one other factor that daunts her in regards to the appearing occupation.
The Kano State-bred actress made this recognized in an interview with Potpourri.
She stated, “Each business has its personal downside however I’ll say the factor that turns me off is the stigma hooked up to actresses in Nollywood. The stigma is loopy that typically I really feel ashamed to inform somebody I’m an actress as a result of individuals have a look at you as a prostitute.
They consider you should have slept with administrators and producers to get to the place you might be. Performing for me is my life, my profession, it’s my every little thing and I like it with ardour however individuals’s impression in regards to the job is de facto discouraging. One other factor that turns me off is the poor pay. The actors don’t get sufficient pay for his or her work besides you’re a celebrity.”
She shared a bit on her journey on the business.
“I might say my Nollywood journey has been a cool journey stuffed with enjoyable. I actually went by way of loads beginning out within the business as a result of I put all my focus in it because it was the one factor I used to be doing on the time. It was actually robust financially, more often than not I work for individuals and I don’t receives a commission. I used to be nearly discouraged and depressed in the beginning of my profession.
The lesson I might say I’ve learnt from this business is that nobody could make you, solely you and God could make You. Numerous producers and administrators will promise that will help you and make you a star, they may promise you heaven and earth simply to get one thing from you. Crucial lesson I learnt is to wish for grace of God and don’t depend upon any producer or director to get you to the following stage, you are able to do that your self,” she says
Juliet is the sort of actress who would tackle any problem that doesn’t put her religion and ethical at stake.
“I received’t take a job that can make me say destructive issues towards God. If it’s within the script, they must take that half out. My relationship with my God is extra essential than my profession. And secondly, I can’t go nude in a film, not even in Hollywood with a masks. I don’t assume it’s an possibility for me to go nude,” she added.