Nollywood actress, Juliana Olayode famously known as Toyo Baby has in a new interview with The Sun, talked about how it has been linking up with star actress, Funke Akindele, who she had a fall out with, and the hardest and worst parts of being an actor.
Talking about how it feels to be back on set with Funke Akindele, particularly in the upcoming movie “A Tribe Called Judah”, Juliana said:
“It feels great to be back on set with Funke Akindele and there is a lot of emotions; sweet, exciting. Before we did A Tribe Called Judah, we did Bashorun Gaa together but it wasn’t her project. It was for BAP (Bolanle Austen-Peters) and I believe that will be out next year. It’s always good vibes, energy, fun and laughter being on her set. It felt so good to be back.
Talking about the hardest and worst parts of being an actor, Juliana Olayode said:
“It would be the fact that sometimes it is not how good you are, it’s about the people you know. You might get a role and probably the person dropping money for the project doesn’t like you or prefers someone else, and then they drop you for that person. For you, it breaks your heart because you have pictured yourself playing that role and then they drop you last minute.
Another challenge is that acting takes a lot of your time. I was saying that landlords should start giving actors discount because we are rarely at home. You are always up and about. Acting takes a lot of your time and people don’t really know how much work it takes to be an actor. You need to be mentally, emotionally and physically stable. It takes everything from you even though, it looks like we are ‘playing’. People think we are players but it’s a lot of work. Even just waiting on set to shoot your own scene, reading the script and getting into character amongst others are challenging.
Every job has its own challenges, sometimes I feel like actors have these stigmas. People think they are wayward or wild. You can’t just judge anybody because of their profession. You cannot judge anybody because of their looks. Looks can be deceptive. That person you think is the wildest and most deceptive person can be sweet. The person looks that way because they choose it or they don’t see it as anything bad. That’s their style.
Meanwhile the person you think is the best might actually be the devil. You never know who is who unless you have a discerning spirit or you meet them.“
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