I Became A Widow In Real Life After I Filmed The Movie ‘Widow’ – Stella Damasus Shares The Most Challenging Time In Her Acting Career

Nollywood actress Stella Damasus has narrated how one of the movies she acted, ‘Widow’ challenged her entire life.

According to the actress, she shot the movie ‘Widow’ to portray the maltreatment and the harrowing experience some widows pass through, but she ended up becoming one after.

Not all of us know about popular Nollywood actress Stella Damasus aside from acting, however, in an interview, she has revealed more about her personal life and particularly how she lost her late husband, Jaiye Aboderin.

The actress met her late husband Jaiye Aboderin when she was 18.

With her love for music, she and the late husband started a band in a place called Jazzville in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

However, she lost her husband following the movie ‘Widow’

She said in an interview;

Your forte remains acting because you became famous for movie roles, which would you say has been the most memorable role you ever played in the last three decades?

Before now, I would say the movie WIDOW. I know a lot of people like Games Women Play because of one particular scene. But for me, as the actor, I would say WIDOW because that challenged the life out of me.

I always tell people that when I made that film, I wasn’t a widow at the time. My late husband was still alive, and would even come to pick me up from set somedays.

Making a film like that and being exposed to someone’s life story because it is a real-life story; opened my eyes to what was going on with widowhood practices and widow abuse to this day.

It really affected me in ways I couldn’t imagine, and the whole experience was crazy, but it was if I was being prepared for something I never knew would happen to me.

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Later on, when my husband passed, it hit me that what happened in the movie WIDOW is what people were expecting to happen to me. It dawned on me that this is the ordeal of the average African widow.

Making that film was so challenging, especially when we filmed the emotional scenes. It was so difficult for me to break out of the character sometimes, so much so that even when the Director says CUT, I would still be so overwhelmed and breakdown even more.

It would also affect the crew members sometimes. Some of the scenes were so deep and heavy, and it made us wonder how people could put other human beings through such torture all under the guise of WIDOWHOOD PRACTICES.

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However, after years have passed, another memorable role that I would never forget is from our movie BETWEEN, where I play the character Chelsea Hollis, and it has just been released on Youtube.

I did things in there that I have never done in any other film, the character was different for me, and I absolutely loved it. So I would say my most memorable roles are from the movies WIDOW and BETWEEN.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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