Nollywood actress, Kehinde Bankole, reveals that she has on many occasions rejected movie roles due to lot of facts..
Speaking with Sunday Scoop, Bankole said, “I have rejected some roles. It happens every now and then. There are many factors that can make me reject a role. It could be the story. The money may be good but I might not be able to connect with my character in the story. Also, it could be about finance, if I feel the person inviting me for the job should be able to do more.”
On how surrogacy is perceived in Nigeria, she said, “Surrogacy is a topic people don’t usually talk about because we are quiet about it in Africa. We attach a lot of sentiments to a lot of things. We are unnecessarily traditional about things. If you have the money and can afford it and if you have a relationship with someone that can help you do it, why not? It saves you from the risk of having kids late, struggling to have a child or even losing one’s life. People who can afford it or who are interested in it should not be ashamed of doing it. If they start opening up about it, it will reduce the pressure women go through to start a family”.
She added; “The quality of our stories is very different now because the demand for good stories has increased. The hope and prayer is that writers, creative people and production houses will rise to the demand and push out better stories.”
On her current projects, Bankole said, “It is time for me to start producing my own movies. Plans are in the works. One needs to be ready financially, materially, psychologically and mentally. One needs to get to a particular point before one can produce one’s movie. One shouldn’t put the cart before the horse.”