My Role As “Pusher” Made People Think I Was A Player – Adjetey Anang

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Ghanaian actor and movie producer, Adjetey Anang has recounted how his role as a notorious player in “Things We Do For Love” movie series affected his life.

“I go to church for example and somebody is like ‘oh, you also come to church?’ And they say it without thinking; they catch themselves and later they’re like ‘eh, I shouldn’t have said that’” says the actor who relishes the moment. “They don’t expect a character like that to come to church.”

“But it’s not always the disadvantage. I do experience the good side. It feels good,” he told Stacy Amoateng on Restoration.

Adjetey Anang recalled how he landed a role in ‘Things We Do For Love’, saying it began in his days as national service personnel.

“I was like, ‘oh, why Pusher?’ This Pusher guy is so naughty… I was not comfortable at all but he (Ivan Quashigah) kept insisting,” he says.

On how he was able to execute his role, Adjetey Anang remarks that the inspiration was from three sources.

“Pusher for me was a combination of three characters. There was this mate in school who had a walk similar to Pusher but I exaggerated it. And then there was this my guy who watches a movie and you dare not let him tell you about the movie because he tells you from the soundtrack to the end; he’s very dramatic. And then of course this other guy who would talk and melt your heart. So guided by Ivan Quashigah and the writer, we brought this character to life.”

“It was definitely a platform that gave me that life. Previously, we were doing Thursday Theatre on TV but Pusher just exploded. It was something I was unprepared for… It brought some pressure to really make sure I keep getting better. It meant working harder…”

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