Young actresses sometimes attend auditions without wearing bra- Lorna Onuoha Oparaugo
Rising actress, Lorna Onuoha Oparaugo has shared her opinion on the trend of sexual harassment in Nollywood. The actress who has starred in movies like ‘Oga at the top’,‘Sexy ladies cult’ and others noted that at times young actresses put themselves in positions where they will become victims of sexual harassment.
Speaking in a chat with TheNewsGuru, she said: ”When we talk about sexual harassment; people’s minds race to the act of men harassing women or girls That is not always the case in Nollywood.
You see young beautiful women who believe that the only way to get good roles in Nollywood is by throwing themselves at movie producers and directors. Male movie- directors and producers are daily being harassed on casting-ground and on set. I have organised auditions fronting my male colleagues as the producers; you wouldn’t believe what the disciplined ones go through. Some of these young girls attend auditions with no bras-on, exposing their nakedness and all.”
Speaking further, Lorna who is also a scriptwriter noted that giving sex to get movie roles is unacceptable.
“A director at had to show one of such irresponsibly-dressed girl the door during audition. Truth is, Nollywood has gotten to a point where professionalism speaks volume. I therefore respect directors who understand the business of professionalism as some of them will even sleep with the loose ones, take their money and still give the role to another who can deliver.
“The idea that sleeping with directors or producers will get you a good role even as a novice is an illusion. You had better have a re- think. No professional producer or director would want to lose his or her money over a mere fling. My point is, know your onion, work hard, be patient and don’t give-up; Your time will come”