Niyi Akinmolayan reveals how he got pregnant Toyin Abraham to be on his movie set
Nigerian filmmaker and director, Niyi Akinmolayan has told the story of how he got actress, Toyin Abraham to be a part of his new movie, Elevator baby, even when she was seven months pregnant.
According to his story on Instagram, his love for Toyin’s past acts made him reach out to her, only to hear that she was pregnant.
The actress agreed to join him on set and was a delight to work with, after all.
Here is his story:
“LET ME TELL YOU A FUN STORY.
“This woman @toyin_abraham is one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. We knew we wanted her for the #elevatorbaby role but I wasn’t even sure she would be available and be willing to work with a new young director. But I liked her previous stuff so I reached out and shared the idea. Now This was the fun part. She called me immediately and said…uncle Niyi…who told you. I said who told me what…she said don’t lie who told you. I thought maybe I had messed things up. And started apologizing. Next she said…wait…so you don’t know I’m actually about 7 months pregnant. I was silent for a while. Didn’t know what to say. Eventually i said..wow…oh wow. This could go either ways. We can go with the flow or she can totally turn us down. I didn’t know what to say. Next thing she said was. “This is how the Lord works ??? I will do it”.
“I was both scared and excited so I promised we would keep it a big secret and only post the teaser after she had announced her baby. We got a nurse and a standby vehicle on set throughout and her husband @kolawoleajeyemi was so fantastic in helping her during the film (great guy).
“Toyin was such a delight to work with. She gave everything to make the pregnant character work. And when I mean everything I mean slams, falls and all. We were the ones worried even @_timini was concerned. She on the other hand was just having fun. Strong woman. She’s definitely on my top list of actors to always work with. “Congratulations once again Toyin from the Elevatorbaby crew. Our baby is finally here.” Akinmolayan wrote.