Why I’ve been lying low – Ini Edo



Beautiful actress Ini Edo is one of Nollywood’s most sought-after actresses today.
With over a hundred movies in the kitty, the screen goddess, who’s currently the Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, has given reasons for her absence on the silver screen in recent time.
She explained, “I decided to slow it down a little and just be selective of what I am part of, for obvious reasons.
“Most times the worst script comes with lots of money. If a story is not so great, a producer would want to use you because he feels he needs somebody like you to bring it to life and they’d want to pay anything just to have you in it, but at the end of the day, when the film comes out, you feel bad you did it. So for me, it’s not just about the money. If I’m passionate about the story, it really doesn’t matter how much I’m being paid. I don’t use money as a yardstick before going into a project. There’ve been some projects where the money wasn’t that great but because I really loved the script, I did it. So in all, I’m just taking my time and being selective.
On why she went into production, she said: “I think I’m one of the first actors who started movie production. I also think I’m one of the first actors who took their films to cinema. I don’t know if you remember when I did I Will Take My Chances with Emem Isong. And that’s also what gave birth to a new actor, Bryan Okwara. That’s the way I give back to the industry. When you’ve been in an industry for a long time and all you did were things that were handed over to you by others, and you think things should be done in a certain way, you would want to be part of that change you want to see. Now, there’s a journey that’s already on and that’s the cinema culture.


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