Anybody watching the love scene in the movie, ‘The Arbitration,’ where OC Ukeje and Adesua Etomi kissed passionately, the person might think the two actually have something going on between them in reality.
But in a chat with Saturday Beats, the award-winning actress said it wasn’t a big deal and she wasn’t aroused in any way while she was kissing OC.
“I am a blank canvass and at the end of the day, what is most imperative to me is the story. That kiss was important in the story because it is part of the dealings in ‘The Arbitration.’ As long as you keep in mind that it is always about the story, it is never about me. I am a human being but I am also a trained actress, I have been doing this since 2004. I was not moved when I kissed OC Ukeje. Kissing in a movie is not the same as kissing in real life,” she said.
The screen diva told Saturday Beats that it was easy to build chemistry with OC Ukeje because they have been friends for a long time.
She said, “It is just that we have not worked together before, OC is my friend. Even if that was not the case, when you have two actors that understand that the work is more important than them, you will get a good film. At the end of the day, it is about the characters and making their relationship as believable as possible. The audience has to see the relationship and feel it as well.”