I will act nude for a billion naira – Actress, Liz Da Silva

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Nollywood Elizabeth Da Silva aka Liz Da Silva in this interview with Vanguard NGR confesses that she is very scared of controversies.

The single mother of one reveals many interesing things about her life to Showtime Celebrity at a recent event that held in Lekki.

See interview excerpt below:

You have been scarce lately especially in movies. What’s going on?

Are you suggesting that you see all movies that hit the marketers’ shelves every week to have concluded that I am scarce? Well, you don’t expect me to be in all movies, do you? I appear in movies that demands my talent and services and of course that guaranties my pay. Again, I don’t survive on movies alone.


So what else do you do?

I am into clothings and fashion. I deal on African fabrics. I mean African materials like Ankara, Adire, Aso Oke and so on. I sell them and also design them. I shuttle between Lagos and the neighbouring West African countries where I also do my business. I also travel abroad to market my products on demand.

How do you cope doing this business and shuttling between Lagos, West coast and movie locations?
Now, you can understand or appreciate why I must not be in all movies. I try because we are talking money here. Once, I am invited for a movie job, I try to workout my schedule to fit into the program of the producers. Though, I have a couple of persons helping me out in my clothing business. So when I am free from movie jobs, I join them and once I am on a location they continue the job.


Let’s talk about your family …

Please, kindly accept my appeal, I don’t discuss my family or personal life on the pages of newspapers. I dread controversies.

Why?

You must agree with me that most broken relationships or marriages start from the pages of newspapers. That is why I hardly grant interviews. I am doing this just because of the event we are attending, the personality of the person we are here to honour and the environment we are. I dread the media so much for fear of being misquoted or misinterpreted. More so, I am a very shy and private person.

You once said for one billion naira, you would act nude in movie, do you still stand by that statement?

Do you have the money ready? Like you know I am an actress and a professional for that matter. I get paid for my job, so you wouldn’t advice me to strip naked for peanuts, do you? I must say this issue was raised in a separate interview with one of your colleagues who blew it beyond proportion and it became a controversy. You can also understand why I say I dread controversies because you never can tell where and how it will end.

How do you wade off male fans who make advances to you?

In my profession, you just cannot run away from the fact that loads of admirers want to convert their admiration into something similar to love. They are both different and you must know this as an adult and as a professional. So you must endeavor to draw a thick line between both. The question you must ask yourself is, how many lovers would I have if I listen to them all or take them serious. So, it is only natural that you politely, tell them thanks for the interest in me, but, sorry, I cannot help you.

What is your greatest challenge in acting?

Trying to meet up the standard of character whose role one is playing. You could be asked to play the character of a mad woman, a widow or a prostitute. These are different characters with unique identities which require special traits. So doing your best to fit into that role and satisfying your producers, directors and of course your teeming fans out there is always a challenge to me, I try to give my best at all times.

Trying to meet up the standard of character whose role one is playing. You could be asked to play the character of a mad woman, a widow or a prostitute. These are different characters with unique identities which require special traits. So doing your best to fit into that role and satisfying your producers, directors and of course your teeming fans out there is always a challenge to me, I try to give my best at all times.

 
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