I don’t like being stereotyped in Nollywood movies – Munachi Abii

She said, ”Personally, I don’t like stereotyped roles even though it works for some actors.
I don’t like being stereotyped in Nollywood movies – Munachi Abii
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Ex-beauty queen cum actress, Munachi Abii, who will be seen playing a lead character in the new movie, “Obsession ” directed by Emmanuel Chidiebere, doesn’t believe in stereotyping actors, she says.

Munachi Abii said emphatically that she doesn’t like a stereotyped role in movies even though it works for some actors.

In a chat with Hiptv, Munachi Abii likened herself to a masquerade, saying ”I want to be putting on different face.”

The former beauty queen said some actors like stereotyped roles, while many others are forced to be stereotyped in movies by the industry.

She said, ”Personally, I don’t like stereotyped roles even though it works for some actors.

“If your niche is to play a mean character and you are good at that and it’s your strength, by all means expand on it, build a home there and make it your own. I think in that type of scenario it’s okay to be stereotyped . This is because that’s what you choose to be.

“There are actors who intentionally do not want to be stereotyped but the industry forced them to be stereotyped. For instance, if you are not good at playing love character, chances are that they see you in that light but they have not seen you in another light before assuming that’s the best you can do.

"Those are the type of roles you will be getting. So it’s up to you to see beyond that love character, take a chance on yourself to prove them wrong. For me, I don’t like to be stereotyped in movies,” the actress stated.

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