My pretty smile gets the most attention — Actress, Uche Nwaefuna

Nollywood actress, Uche Nwaefuna while speaking in a recent interview has made a bold statement saying that she can never quit her first love, acting for any man.

She also explained that her pretty smile gets the most attention at first before anyone sees her curves.

Exert from the interview below:

Background

My most memorable childhood experience was going on several boat rides with my siblings, cousins and uncles.

As a child, I wanted to be a beauty queen. I also wanted to be an actress and a newscaster. I wanted to be a fashion designer, too. Basically, I wanted to be so many things at different times.

Education

I attended Loral International School, Festac, Lagos, for my elementary education. And for my secondary education, I attended The International School.

Nollywood

There are levels in this industry, and there is a process called growth. One should not expect to start earning what an A-list actor gets paid from when one gets into the industry. I have grown and I will continue to grow. I am trying to  understand the business side of my craft more. I don’t think the money is bad. I get paid well enough to take care of myself. However, it might not be enough for one if one’s taste is high and one wants to cruise the latest expensive cars. For an average girl who is out of school and trying to survive, I think the pay is good.

Parental support

My parents have always been supportive. My mother was just worried because I was doing my Law diploma while also pursuing my modelling career.

Movies

The first movie I acted in was titled, Poison Ivy. I played the role of a maid in the film but I only appeared in a few scenes.

Roles

I will love to play the role of a woman who is a victim of domestic violence, and that of a child who has been abused. I will also love to play the role of a woman who is suffering from a terminal illness and struggling for her life. Most times, I am given a ‘fine girl role’ but I want people to see that I can do way more than that.

Challenges

When I joined the industry, people said I was new and doubted my acting ability. Not given a chance at first was a major challenge. Many people weren’t sure if I could act. It actually took me some time to prove myself. But here we are today. I’m thankful.

Sexual harassment

I have never being sexually harassed in the course of doing my job. Everything is acting and choreographed.

Personality

People don’t know that I love to party. As much as I work, I love to go out and have fun.

Attention

My pretty smile gets me the most attention at first before you see my curves.

Men

I like a man who is kind, patient and ambitious. I love a man that is always willing to talk things through, and is constantly working towards being better. I love a man that yearns for success as much as I do. I love a man who is soft-spoken, compassionate, loves kids, and can bring me out of my bad moods. Also, I love a man that has money.

I can never quit acting for any man. A man that puts me in that kind of position isn’t who I should be with in the first place. I want a man that supports my dream and helps me with my goals. If I have to quit my dream for a man, then it was never a dream; it was just something I was doing for fun.

 

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