Is there any Nollywood actress who could play any romantic role in a movie better than Mercy Johnson? This is arguable but from my viewpoint, she has no competitor! However, the s’exy screen goddess and mother of three stopped accepting romantic roles all of a sudden without any reason.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Mercy Johnson Okojie explains why she stopped accepting such scripts. She also used the opportunity to discuss her marriage, family and her forthcoming movie Inipki.
Here’s an excerpt of the interview:
My husband doesn’t watch my movies. But I think he has heard about the clown I am in movies (laughter). Nevertheless, I adore him for being my backbone and supporter of my career.
Though, for the past eight years of our relationship, I haven’t featured in romantic roles. This is because he doesn’t like it and I can’t do it for all the money in the world.
I operate on a scale of preference regarding my service to God, family and job. My family has to be comfortable before discussing my job.
I must appreciate my husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie, for giving me his consent when my appointment as SSA to governor came, knowing fully well the sacrifices and adaptations he will have to put up with.
On the movie Inipki, Mercy Johnson said the story captivated her, so she decided to take it as a personal project, as a contribution to her state as an actress and also to encourage the young ones to know more about the legends literally and histrionically.