Kumawood actor, Clement Bonney popularly known as Mr Beautiful has gone MIA for close to a year— some of us have long forgotten him. The only time he comes to mind is when we think about celebrities that allowed politics to destroy the little shine they had in the industry.
Well, Beautiful has news for us, he says he has not bowed out of acting because acting is and has always been his passion. The only reason why he has been on a hiatus is that the industry is stagnant with anyone at all claiming to be a movie producer or another.
“I can never stop acting, if you really want to see me happy, put a camera on me, it is my passion and I can never stop doing it,” he said in an interview with Showbiz.
“The situation at the moment is that the industry is bad when you have an industry where tomato sellers are becoming producers, that is what happens. In as much as I love to act, I don’t settle for mediocrity and always like to associate myself with good quality productions. The movie Ama Ghana, for instance, became a hit because of Kohwe and myself, we brought our A-Game to bear on the production and that is what I mean by good creativity.
I have great talent and that is why I don’t settle for mediocrity, I receive a lot of scripts but I don’t honour them because sometimes the directors don’t appeal to me, there are other times too that they give you scenes to act without dialogue, I can’t act that way so I reject them.”
“When they saw me with President Mahama they said when they shoot movies with me, it doesn’t sell in Kumasi but that is not true. We are not matured in democracy, political opponents are seen as enemies which should not be the case. If it is true that my association with President Mahama won’t make my movies sell in Kumasi, then we have a very long way to go.
Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey and other Hollywood stars all have political parties but because they are far advanced in democracy, they don’t face this kind of discrimination.”