Kunle Afolayan explains reason for casting daughter in Anikulapo (Video)

Kunle Afolayan explains reason for casting daughter in Anikulapo

Filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has explained why he cast his daughter Eyiyemi Afolayan for the role of Princess Omowunmi in his Netflix hit film Anikulapo.

The filmmaker posted a video of himself and Eyiyemi on Instagram on Wednesday, saying that the role required someone who possesses the beauty of a princess.

He said: “If you want to portray the role of a princess, I think there is no giving that the person has to be beautiful and she is beautiful.”

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“It felt good because I did not have to pay her, even though I was paying her directly or indirectly,” the 48-year-old playfully added.

Speaking about her character in the film, Eyiyemi described Princess Omowunmi as one who appeared foolish and gullible.

She said: “Omowunmi is very foolish. Because I mean, Saro never proposed love to her but she started having ideas in her head. Omowunmi is beautiful no doubt, and Omowunmi is gullible.”

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The 17-year-old added that her experience on the movie set was adventurous, educating and interesting,

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