Thursday, 17 September 2015

Not All Women In Nollywood Are Promiscuous! – Doris Simeon

Pretty actress and producer, Doris Simeon chatted with YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine recently and has this to say to Nigerians that believe Nollywood actresses sleep around and that's why they don't have husbands. Excerpts…     

What can you say about the promiscuous impression the society has about actresses and female entertainers?  

I will say that the impression is wrong and it’s a big lie. But it’s a free world and if you want to, you will. It’s a thing of choice. But that doesn’t mean that the whole women in the industry sleep around, and that’s why they are not getting married. 

There are so many people out there who live their lives the way they want. How many do you hear about?

But because we are the faces out there, everybody believes that we don’t have a private life anymore and everything that happens in our lives, they have to know about it. As if they knew when you were born. It’s just one of the things we face for being actresses.     

It’s like your profession attracts the wrong kind of men?  

Even if it brings the wrong men to you, it is still a thing of choice. You decide what you want and it is what you want that will happen.     

So, what’s the hardest decision that you’ve made as an actress?  

I’ve not really thought about it. Maybe trying to fix two jobs the same day. I was just gisting with one of my colleagues there about fixing three jobs the same day and they were calling me. I didn’t even know what to do in order not to offend anybody.     

An actress told me that actresses don’t make so much money and that contradicts what they depict on the social media. What can you say about that?  

I would say maybe because of piracy, that is why she said that. We don’t have a fixed price. When you are contracted for a job, you negotiate, if you agree, you do it. You don’t have people competing in the industry.

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