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Director of the award winning movie ‘Figurine’, Kunle Afolayan has said that, after using Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson in his new movie, he is ready to feature other Ghanaian actors but if only they will interpret the script as a Ghanaian.
He said the above in an exclusive interview with GhanaCelebrities.Com after a short press preview of his latest movie ‘Phone Swap’. “I’m not going to feature them, if they are not going to play Ghanaian”, he said when asked if he will consider using other Ghanaian actors.
Actress Lydia Forson is the first Ghanaian to be featured by the award winning director, and for the better part of the movie spoke her indigenous language; Twi. According to the director, that added a lot to the movie.
He said a Ghanaian acting as a Ghanaian depends on the story. “If I’m doing a story that involves a Ghanaian and a Nigeria or a cross boarder story, why will I want to play Ramsey Nouah [Jnr.] as a Ghanaian? Why will I want to play Majid [Michel] as a Nigerian? No, for me, it won’t sell, it won’t work that way.”
Somewhere before last year’s Christmas, Zedec Entertainment assembled some of the best Actors in the Africa movie industry-Desmond Elliot from Nigeria, veteran Actor “Katawere”, Lydia Forson, Anang Adjetey (Pusher), Senanu Gbedawuo and others for a mega Christmas production- Masquerades.
For some undisclosed reasons, the movie did not hit the market as advertised. Zedec Entertainment decided to hold the movie up till next Christmas. See how time flies…We are few weeks to Christmas and GhanaCelebrities.Com is reliably informed that the movie ‘Masquerades’ is finally going to be released.
‘MASQUERADES’ is a hilarious family comedy that explores today’s contemporary family life during Christmas.After several years apart a family is finally drawn home to their first Christmas by a tragedy;their uncle is recently deceased and they are charged with the responsibility of burying him.
The funeral expenses pile up; and in pursuit of social status each of the family members are determined to maintain a lifestyle that will compliment how rich they ‘claim’ to be.