Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nigerian actress turns down lead role in Hollywood movie

Rising Nollywood star Omoni Oboli recently turned down the opportunity to play a lead role in a Hollywood movie in which she was offered $500,000 to star in.  You're probably like what??...I was. But here's the catch though, the role required her to be torrally NAKED in three scenes. Plus she was expected have sensual sex in the movie with three different characters. Omoni was like NA LIE!!! and started negotiations with the producer in which her terms were she'll only do the movie if all three scenes were removed or modified.

Producer man did not play ball with Omoni, and refused to remove or modify the script thus leaving Omoni with little choice but to turn down the offer. I'll have to commend Omoni for standing firm on her moral ground being that she's married with three kids. Omoni Oboli was contacted by phone about turning down the opportunity of a life time and this is what she had to say:

“I made it known to him (the producer) that in my culture, you are only subject to your husband. I truly love my husband and he does too,”

“I don't believe actresses in Nigeria have gone so low to get this kind of pay, but there are some who believe that acting nude can help them get a house in VGC or Lekki; they should, however, think twice"

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