Omotola cried when told to kiss on a movie set- Charles Novia
Film critic and producer, Charles Novia has recounted how Omotola Jalade Ekeinde cried when she was told to kiss on the set of a movie in her early days in Nollywood.
Novia made this known on Wednesday night when the film makers WhatsApp group called, Filmic celebrated Omotola amidst glowing tributes as she marked her 25 years in the film industry.
In his words: ”That was in 1995, if I remember correctly. Omotola was bullied by Christine verbally as she went to a corner sobbing. I’m trying to remember what happened that day.I was given the lead character while you were given the female lead. Later, they asked Segun Obe to replace me as the lead role and asked you to kiss him. Probably, Christine was trying to get her kicks or something as she tried forcing you. See as you cry that day”.
Corroborating Novia’s statement, ‘Omosexy’ as she is fondly called said: “It was a kissing audition. I burst into tears because I told them I don’t kiss. That my mum would be angry and they started yelling at me! That was how Reginald Ebere decided to give me a role in the debut movie, Venom of Justice and came soliciting my mum’s permission”.
Another movie producer, Teco Benson described Omotola as one role interpreter that has dangerous memories.
“It’s been a long and successful journey. I remember you never forget your lines. A quality you have maintained throughout your career,”