Why I took a break from the movies- Omotola Jalade
By Rita Chioma,
Nollywood’s super star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, who has been away from the movie scene for a while, is back with a more challenging movie.
Starring in Alter Ego, Omotola, takes on a role which sees her acting out erotic sex scenes with Wole Ojo.
Omosexy, as she is fondly called by colleagues justified her three-year break from the movie scene assuring her fans that she is back for good.
“I got to that point when I felt like nothing was challenging me anymore and I began to feel like my standard was dropping. I went through that period and I knew I needed to stay away and wait for Nollywood to catch up with some of our ideas.”
“So, I starred in movies that I thought could hold forth for me while I concentrate on other things like building my business.”
“Coming back was hard for me because I was aiming for that movie that would challenge. I got a lot of scripts and none of them filled that gap. I could have taken up some of them for the sake of money. But I have gone past that point.”
She also revealed her husband’s take on the sex scenes, she played on the new movie, Alter Ego.
“I told my husband, ‘You know what darling, you married an actor’; and secondly, he is my biggest fan. “Do you want me to be great or do you just want me to be good?’ He will say, ‘I want you to be great, sparkling great’. Then I’ll say, ‘Ehen, we go love o’ and he’s fine with it.”
Omotola also implied she would not be bothered by any criticisms that may come from shooting those raunchy scenes. “When I wasn’t even confident, I starred in a movie called a prostitute, which was released 22 years ago. If I didn’t die then, is it now? I’m ready.”