I was turned down for movie role due to my looks – Adunni Ade

Nollywood actress Adunni Ade

Actress Adunni Ade has revealed that she was once turned down for a movie role because of her looks.

The light skinned actress recently made this known with actress and TV host Bisola Aiyeola.

According to her, she attended an audition and was sure she got the role but the director turned her down saying she looked ‘too sexy’.

She said: ” I hardly attend auditions for personal reasons but I attended one and I was sure I killed it but the director sitting right there said no that I look too sexy for that character even though I was dressed for that character.

“I didn’t have on high heels, my outfit was like a secretary and I was supposed to be best friends with the boss of the firm and he wasn’t convinced, he said oh I’m taller than the boss and that was a problem for him.

“So he had me take of my shoes for the second time, we did the reading again and it was even better than the first time. In my mind I was like ‘yea I gat this’ based on talent not looks but I got a call back saying no that the person who had contacted me said she was outnumbered and they went with the more obvious reason, the shorter person.”

In an Instagram post in November 2021, the 39-year-old revealed that father was hurt and disappointed when she got pregnant out of wedlock, and he cut off all her financial support.