Pascaline Edwards, an award-winning Ghanaian actress, has stated that her colleagues who claim to have made a lot of money from acting are lying.
The 53-year-old actress-turned-fashion designer said on Onua FM’s ‘Adwuma Adwuma’ with Felicia Osei that the movie industry alone would not be able to provide anyone with the necessary resources to build a house or start a business.
“Whoever in the industry says they’ve made a fortune from making movies is a liar,” she said.
Pascaline Edwards also mentioned that acting was a passion-driven job and could propel you to celebrity status.
“The movie industry propels you to a certain level. It gives you a brand. You may get Brand Ambassadorial deals and endorsement which can be lucrative but the income from the movies and set is inadequate,” she pointed out.
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She also admonished the youth and upcoming actors not to rely entirely on the funds they receive from movies but to venture into other profitable businesses.
“If you have to sell groundnut and maize as your regular day job do that and add the acting as your side hustle because it’s really a hand-to-mouth industry,” she said
Pascaline Edwards was named Ghana’s Best Female Actress in 2002 and is remembered as an iconic actress who played several diva roles during her career.
She has appeared in over a hundred films and several stage productions.