Mercy Johnson is an established Nollywood act on her own but according to her, Genevive Nnaji is on another planet in terms of reputation.
Mercy Johnson is so in awe of the veteran actress than she says the first time she was supposed to meet her, she chickened out and hid in the boot of a car.
Johnson narrated the entire embarrassing incident to Nigeriafilms..
“The first time I met her, my friend took me there. When we got to where she was, I became nervous. I told my friend ‘no let me hide in your boot’ and I did. I got into her boot. Can you imagine I came to see her and when I got there I wanted to run back and I jumped into my friend’s boot?” she revealed.
“So, when she came out of the hotel, I could not see her, I could only hear her voice. The second time I saw her was on set. When she came down, and I met her, she said ahh! Mercy I like your movies, and I started crying. I was in tears of joy. I said, ‘Aunty Genevieve, so you watch my movies?’. She was sort of embarrassed.
“Before I met her, she had already known that there was somebody who was crazily insane about her. She was really nice to me, receptive. And even whenever we work together she will correct me and say that thing you did, you could have done it this way.” Johnson added.