During a recent exclusive chat with The Sun, fast-rising Nollywood actress, Oma Iyasara talked about how she pulled off a s*x role in a movie, as well as the experience she gained from acting alongside big stars like Omotola and Hakeem Kae-Kazeem.
According to the actress, playing a s*x scene in Don Kwaffy’s Triangle was the most challenging role for her since her debut.
Speaking about how she pulled it off, she said:
“The director was determined that I deliver but I was like ‘director, I am not a seductive kind of person’ and he asked, ‘are you saying you have never seduced anybody before?’ And I was like ‘I don’t think I have.’ But he insisted, saying ‘just act it up.’ And for me, it was strange because I was a tomboy growing up. So, it was quite challenging doing all that, but I gave it my best and it turned out well.
Adding on what made her do it, she said:
“If Angelina Jolie could go stark naked for a movie role because it is her job, and everybody accepts it including Nigerians, I don’t think showing a little skin would hurt anybody, and besides, acting is my job.”
Speaking about her debut, she said:
“Growing up, I have always loved TV, So, during 2011 (ASUU) Academic Staff Union of Universities strike, instead of sitting at home, I attended Emem Isong’s Royal Arts Academy. During the programme, I met a lot of directors and did auditions, and that was how I got my first role in Uche Jombo’s Damage where I acted the role of a doctor. I was also in Last Flight to Abuja with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.”
Oma gave credits to Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazeem for their roles in her acting career.
“It was great! It felt good to see and work with [Omotola], and be in the same room with her,” she said.
“However, Hakeem Kae-Kazeem was closer to me. We bonded more with Hakeem because he was always with us on set. But then, Omotola always encouraged everybody.”
“He taught me to always get comfortable with colleagues on set, no matter how big they are. He said ‘if you are comfortable with them, you will have a better interaction with them on set’. Initially, I was very nervous. For crying out loud, Hakeen Kae-Kazeem was in the Pirates of The Caribbean and here was small me with him on set. I was intimidated, but he made me comfortable and we blended,” she added.
Oma Dinara Emmanuella Iyasara is is said to be a graduate of Communications from the Imo State University, Owerri.