Veteran Nollywood actor Charles Awurum has disclosed some of the things most actors do just to get leading roles in movies.
According to the veteran actor, most actors pay money to get movie roles so as to gain popularity or stay relevant in the movie industry.
Charles Awurum made this disclosure while speaking in an interview with the Punch. He emphasized that actors do so just for popularity’s sake not because they have passion for the roles.
“People just shoot movies anyhow these days. If you do not have enough money to shoot a movie, you stop. You don’t just shoot any movie. This is why most of us, the oldies, no longer partake in every film.
“With N200,000, some people will move to shoot a film. Actors now pay to partake in movies just for popularity, instead of them to be paid. And where there are no producers or directors that are professionally trained, they just take a space somewhere and they shoot a film.”
Charles Awurum further said that people who are eager to be on screen are not trained, hence the reason some movies produced here cannot be matched with the western world.
“When you act in movies that will not go anywhere, you do not expect to be applauded. These people eager to be on the screen are not trained or paid, they do everything by themselves and they still pay for it.”