BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood actress and producer Stephanie Linus has been very busy with her award-winning movie, Dry. She has been to some African countries to screen her movie and spread her message about the dangers of marrying girls off at a young age.
She recently had a chat with Isiguzo Destiny of National Mirror and she spoke extensively about different aspects of her life, family and career.
When she was asked about how she was coping with her new status of motherhood, she said, “Motherhood is a beautiful experience. Nothing prepared me for the burst of joy I feel for my son. It’s like having my heart now outside my body. There is something about holding this precious little defenseless person that gives me such overwhelming joy. His smiles, his laughter; even the nights when he keeps me awake or makes me worried sick over his refusal to eat all sum up to make me content and complete. I couldn’t have wished for anything better.”
Her responsibilities as a filmmaker and a mother and wife clash sometimes but she has her way of dealing with it.
“I’m coping fine. God has been good to me. I am thankful for all the love and support I get from my husband who makes everything much easier. He is a strong pillar of support and always encourages me reach greater heights. I owe a huge part of my success to the love and understanding I get from him. My son has also been easy on me. He is very friendly with the people I entrust him with whenever I have to go out. Sometimes I think I miss him more than he misses me at such times because he simply plays a lot! I’m extremely grateful for trusted family members and friends who look after him in my absence. I really haven’t gone back to filmmaking yet since I became a mother but I’m sure when that time comes, we’ll all be fine.”