Nollywood diva, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, is back with full force after a three-year leave from the movie scene.
Starring in a new film, Alter Ego that is bound to hit the cinemas this month, Omosexy as she is fondly called says she’s all set for playing sex scenes convincingly, and this is with the blessing of her husband Captain Jelade Ekehinde.
According to her, “Some of the sex scenes in the new film were downplayed because I’m married. But I won’t play the sex scenes if it wasn’t necessary. I know by starring in this movie, my fans would either hate me or love me forever.”
She explained that while shooting the film, she knew she was doing something quite risky, adding that there are several ways to shoot a sex scene tastefully.
“I’m all for playing a sex scene convincingly and my husband knows this. I told my husband ‘You know what darling, you married an actor’ and secondly, he is my biggest fan.
“I ask him: ‘Do you want me to be great or do you just want me to be good?’ And his response is ‘I want you to be great, sparkling great’. Then I’ll say ‘Ehen, we go love o’ and he’s fine with it,” she stated.
The actress of many credit also said that she would not be bothered by any criticism that may come from shooting raunchy scenes. “When I wasn’t even confident, I starred in a movie called The Prostitute, which was released 22 years ago. If I didn’t die then, is it now? I’m ready,” she declared.
Expressing her displeasure watching her own sex scenes, the mother of four quipped: “I don’t watch myself on the screen. If I do, I will feel like burning inside. I might even start crying because I criticise myself a lot. Sometimes, I pity those sitting and watching most especially when I poorly do a sex scene. I would be like ‘what was that for?’ It can kill the whole movie when it’s poorly done.
“For me, if a sex scene is not going to be well done, then why do it in the first place? If you must kiss, you should be able to kiss well. Make it professional.”
Omotola also 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 me. 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.”