Star actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, who has been away from the movie scene for a while, is back with full force.
Starring in a new film, Alter Ego that is bound to hit the cinemas soon, Omotola says she’s all for playing sex scenes convincingly and her husband knows it.
“Some of the sex scenes in the new film were downplayed because I’m married. But I won’t play the sex scenes if it wasn’t necessary. I know by starring in this movie that my fans would either hate me or love me forever.
While shooting the film, I knew I was doing something quite risky. There are several ways to shoot a sex scene tastefully. I’m all for playing a sex scene convincingly and my husband knows this.
“I told my husband ‘You know what darling, you married an actor’; and secondly, he is my biggest fan. I ask him: ‘Do you want me to be great or do you just want me to be good?’ And his response is ‘I want you to be great, sparkling great’. Then I’ll say ‘Ehen, we go love o’ and he’s fine with it.
Omotola also implied that she would not be bothered by any criticism that may come from shooting raunchy scenes.
“When I wasn’t even confident, I starred in a movie called ‘The Prostitute’, which was released 22 years ago. If I didn’t die then, is it now? I’m ready,” she said.
Expressing her displeasure watching her own sex scenes, the mother of four quipped: “I don’t watch myself on the screen. If I do, I’ll feel like burning inside. I might even start crying because I criticize myself a lot. Sometimes, I pity those sitting and watching most especially when I poorly do a sex scene. I would be like ‘what was that for?’ It can kill the whole movie when it’s poorly done.
If a sex scene is not going to be well done, then why do it in the first place? If you must kiss, you should be able to kiss well. Make it professional.”
Omo Sexy, as the actress is fondly called, also justified her three-year break from the movie scene, assuring her fans that she is back for good.