BY ADEOLA AKINSEMOYIN
Nollywood actress and producer Stephanie Linus got the social media buzzing with her recent meeting with the Queen of England and her pregnancy was interviewed by Punch Newspaper and she talked about her marriage, her movie, her television show and lots more.
On when her movie Dry will be released she said, “My new movie, Dry, is going to be released in August; that’s the official release date. We are planning a premiere and hopefully, we will invite people to see the movie.“
Talking about why she included veteran actress Liz Benson in her cast, the Make Me Fabulous producer said, “Why not include her? Is she not an actress? I had Liz Benson in mind when I was writing the script for the movie and I knew that she had been out of the movie scene for a couple of years. I felt my story would be the movie that would bring her out again and it did. She read the script, fell in love with it and agreed to take part in the movie.“
She was asked if she intends to do more of production and directing, she answered, “Yes. Actually, for this particular movie, Dry, I wrote, produced and directed it –I also acted in it. That’s like playing four divergent roles in one movie which was actually very tedious but it was fun. I loved doing it and I had enough energy for it. Admittedly too, an actor will want to expand her scope, try new things and want to be in control of some of the contents from the beginning to the end. This is not the first time I have done something like that. It’s the second time I have attempted going beyond just acting in a movie. I really want to be versatile and push myself to do more –do something different and not limit myself to just being an actress. Nevertheless, I love being an actress. It is my first love.“
On Make Me Fabulous: “My focus is on doing something that can move the society forward. In doing this particular project, we want to make marriages strong. These days, I get a lot of young people who say they are scared of falling in love and don’t want to get married. There are a lot of things going on in the society and I wanted a manner I could present these issues in a fun-loving way that would send the right message to couples that in life no matter how hard we work, we are working for our families.“
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