Nollywood actress and co-star of the hit film King of Boys, Nse Ikpe-Etim has narrated some of the challenges she faced during the production of the film, revealing that she was scared and was under a lot of pressure.
The 46-year-old made this known in an interview with Pulse, reported on Tuesday, stating that it took over seven months to get a callback from the movie director Kemi Adetiba.
“I was shocked because it had taken over seven months to get a call back from Kemi after my reading. I kept asking ‘why did she pick me?’ ‘why me?’ ‘No, I can’t do this’. But I was happy cause this was monumental for me, for my career, people I was going to work with and there was joy but there was also fear.
“But I never discount my fear because I think my fear drives me. So yes, there was that and it was an honour,” she said.
Speaking on her struggles playing the character ‘Jumoke Randle’, Nse said it was all new to her.
“I had never ever been in anything politically inclined and so having to be in a space where it wasn’t a rom-com, it wasn’t pure drama, it was so different with its theme, a different hue, different everything. For me, it was like putting a fish out of the water and asking them to just dance like it was swimming. But I am thankful to the people I have had to work with, for the director, thankful for everybody because they helped,” she said.
Written and directed by Kemi Adetiba, King of Boys (The Return of the King) is trending at number one on the top 10 Netflix films in Nigeria.