How Igbo movie producers lure upcoming actresses to bed’ – Actress, Juliet Patrick
By Rita Chioma,
There are several prices celebrities pay for stardom but fast rising Nollywood actress, Juliet Patrick Odigwe, was offered a price tag she found ridiculous and expensive.
The Anambra state born thespian revealed how a popular producer in Owerri asked her for rounds of sex for movie roles.
“A production manager I met in Owerri Imo state came to me and said, ‘Babe you are so good. I’ll give you six good jobs that can blow you to stardom but after the six jobs, all I need from you is six good rounds of sex in return’. I told him an outright ‘no’, that I can only take him shopping when he makes me a star.
However, it didn’t end well. Although he got me 2 good jobs but I kept reminding him that I can only take him shopping, he was pissed off and that was the end; he stopped calling me for jobs,” she recalled.
Continuing the story of her ordeal in the hands of producers as an upcoming actress, the graduate of Linguistics said
“Some won’t come straight forward to ask you sex , they will begin telling you how they love you, how they want to marry you and all kinds of love stories just to get to your pants.
It has not really been easy for me but once you’re good, then it’s not really that difficult to hit stardom. Some up coming actresses actually throw themselves easily and cheaply at these producers, directors and marketers, so they think everybody is the same. If you complain too much , they de-cast you within a twinkle of an eye, telling you there are thousand and one girls ready to pay huge amount for the role you just got free.”
Juliet also lamented how she lost her boyfriend after she announced her intentions of joining the movie industry.
“Sadly, my boyfriend, broke up with me when I decided to join movie industry fully, so, I have no boyfriend wahala for now.”
Juliet has featured in movies like Herdsman, Oil land, Malawi, Sambisa Girl, The Missionary, The Good Wife and lot of more.