Meet Nollywood Actress Peace Maria Francis. A few weeks after photos of bare-breasted actresses from the set of an epic movie,hit the internet upcoming actresses Peace Maria Francis, who hails from Akwa Ibom state has defended their act. It’s now few weeks after the completion of the shoot of an epic movie, Peace Maria Francis Says it was all about the profession.
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Peace Maria Francis, who hails from Akwa Ibom state, further revealed how she was contracted into taking part in the now controversial and yet-to-be released flick.
“My manager got it for me. He told me about the job and I agreed to take part in it. I wasn’t forced to do it. It is all because I wanted to use it to tell the real story of what happened back then in our country, Nigeria. It is also in a bid to tell our younger ones how we started back then, and the only way to do that, is to express it in a professional manner. That is what I am in the industry to do; tell people the real story and interpret such roles very well, for their better understanding and enjoyment.”
Maria, as she is also known, was of the view that actors sometimes need to overcome obstacles and take risk to send messages in their characters to the viewers of such movies, the way it is supposed to be.
“As a professional actor I do take risk. For I take enormous pride when people call me an actor. This means and shows how serious I take my job. It is a sign of the sacrifice and effort I put in it to make my acts have some sense of reality, while sending good messages to our people, “she philosophized.
She continued to implore the indulgence of her fans, in terms of propriety, since some persons have taken to calling her unprintable names, “I am a Christian, for crying out loud. I fear God and worship him as best as I can. But would that stop me from doing my job? I think that shouldn’t.
Some ask how much I was paid to expose my body like that. Others want to know ask why I did it. They say I am desperate and a paid prostitute. All I want them to know is that I am just a good actor, who takes her job with the seriousness it deserves. I only played the character given to me and interpret the role well. I’m not here for fame or money. I really love my job. I do it professionally. I went into acting because I love it. That’s the only thing I do that gives me joy. I am here to make a difference. It’s about my passion.”
She summed it up, saying, “Let the world know that it is not easy for anyone to come out and change his or her identity, in order to make films look real. The world should be more supportive than criticising us.
They always want Nollywood to give them good movies but if there are no good actors, there would be no good movie. Why are Nigerians not watching Nollywood movies again and prefer Mexican and Hollywood films? Is it not because they are tired of what we act and produce? Yes. They feel we are lacking behind. This is what we are trying to correct and save our dying film industry. Here, I promise my fans, that I would not disappoint them. It is not about S*X but good acting.”