Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie has disclosed why she stopped taking romantic roles in movies.
The mother of three in an interview with The Sun newspaper , said her husband, Prince Odi Okojie does not watch her movies and does not like her acting romantic roles.
She stated further that she must seek the the consent of her husband before she embarks on anything as family comes first.
She said, “My husband doesn’t watch my movies. But I think he has heard about the clown I am in movies (laughter). Nevertheless, I adore him for being my backbone and supporter of my career. Though, for the past eight years of our relationship, I haven’t featured in romantic roles. This is because he doesn’t like it and I can’t do it for all the money in the world.”
“I operate on a scale of preference regarding my service to God, family and job. My family has to be comfortable before discussing my job. I must appreciate my husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie, for giving me his consent when my appointment as SSA to governor came, knowing fully well the sacrifices and adaptations he will have to put up with.”
The actress also talked about her new movie Inipki, which is about a respected Igala princess in Igala, Kogi State, who gave her life for the peace and tranquility of the people.
She said the story enchanted her, so she decided to take it as a personal project, as a contribution to her state as an actress and also to encourage the young ones to know more about the legends literally and histrionically.