- Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi has come out to clear the air about her career and her new status as a minister
- According to her, being a pastor does not stop her from having a career as a actor
- She further stated that she can take up any role as long as there isn't any need for undue exposure
Veteran Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, can be described as one of those daring actresses who effortlessly interpret roles, no matter how controversial or backlash it may receive from the Nigerian audience. Well, with her new found status as a pastor, many people assumed she had retired from the movie scene. It appears that isn't the case.
In a recent interview with Sunday Scoop, she spoke on her career, life as a pastor and how she doe not let the idea of one get in the way of the other. According to her, movie roles do not define her ture character.
She had this to say, “Some people think that when you become a minister of the gospel, you are not supposed to have a career. However, being a minister does not stop you from working. Since I started acting, I have never taken a break and I am not going there. I think what caused this misconception is that because of the activities of pirates, many movie producers were not publicising our works. So when people don’t see you in movie adverts, they think that you are no longer on the scene.
As a matter of fact, I just got back from set. Even as a pastor, I can still act a movie like Glamour Girls because my individuality is different from whatever character I portray in a movie. I always tell people that undue exposure of the body that does not add to the story doesn’t make sense. I watch some movies where people bare skin for no plausible reason. Being a pastor does not stop me from acting any role, as long as there is no undue exposure of my body. I gave my life to Christ in 1997; so, even at the peak of my career, I was a born again.”
Reminiscing on her childhood memories, Eucharia revealed that she never thought she would act, being that she came from a very strict family.
“Growing up, I never thought that I would become an actress because I come from a very strict home. I remember that we used to watch Michael Jackson on TV then and my siblings and I were captivated by his dance steps. At that point, I thought if I ever did anything in the entertainment industry, I would be a dancer. Even then, it was just a dream at the back of my mind because I knew my father would never allow me do that. I actually started my career as a model and I got into acting by chance.
I recall that I used to watch people like Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji on TV because they got into the industry before me. However, I was blessed because right from when I started, every movie I featured in was a blockbuster. I always tell people to be original in whatever they do as that is what would make them stand out. Humility also helped me to rise and remain relevant.”
Eucharia who shot into the limelight when she starred in the much acclaimed 1994 movie, Glamour Girls, lost her only child and son in 2017. He was only 15 when he passed away.
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