Nollywood actress, Calista Okoronkwo in a recent interview as gathered by NEWSCASTARS.COM talked about his career, how his parent reacted to her being in the movie industry and others.
Exert from the interview below:
I got into the movie industry after I watched a movie my mum rented from a rental shop. The end credits had the name and phone number of the movie director, so I called the number and he gave me my first shot in the industry. And as they say, the rest is history
The first TV series I featured in was Clinic Matters and my first movie was titled, Too Late to Claim.
My mum fully supported me but my dad found it really difficult to believe I really wanted to be an actress. In his words, he felt I was more intelligent than to throw ‘it’ all away just like that. He never really liked the idea but he still supported me. Whenever I told him I had auditions to attend, he always gave me transport fare. Sometimes, I was punished for returning home after 7pm, which was my curfew at the time. My dad was a disciplinarian but he also had a soft heart.
Fame hadn’t robbed me of anything because I still lead a normal life. I have never lived above my means, so I don’t see the need to impress anyone. I still eat food from local restaurants when I want
A male fan once asked how much it would cost to sleep with me. He went further to say he was ready to pay any amount I mentioned. Meanwhile, I didn’t have any existing relationship with the person, so I didn’t understand why he was so rude and direct. I was even dressed decently on the said day. I found the incident very weird.
My ideal man has to be God-fearing, honest and goal/family-oriented. He doesn’t have to be super rich because we would build the riches together.
Some men have asked me to be their second wife but I declined because I don’t like to share. I want my man to myself. I’m very jealous and territorial when it comes to matters of the heart. I wouldn’t be at peace knowing that I’m not the only woman in my man’s life.