Nollywood actress Sharon Ooja has revealed that she lost about 3kg for her role in the recently-released movie Oloture.
Sharon played the role of an undercover journalist in the blockbuster movie.
In an interview with Pulse on Friday, she said: “In terms of weight loss, I lost about 3kg for the movie. When I first got on set, I was about 65kg. I was extremely well fed but I still lost a lot of weight because I don’t do well with emotional stress and the character was emotionally draining. I had a badly sprained ankle to be honest (laughs) I sprained my ankle and it hurt for almost a full year. But it was worth it, to be honest.”
The 29-year-old actress said she had to watch a lot of YouTube videos and googled about girls who have been trafficked to fit into the character.
Sharon added that she felt “so down” realising the pain a person who is raped goes through.
“Just acting it made me feel so down. Those were the challenging parts for me,” she said.
Oloture which also stars Omoni Oboli, Beverly Osu and Ada Ameh was released on October 2 on Netflix.