Adesua Etomi Actress talks hardest movie role ever, biggest influencer on her acting career

"I want to totally dominate the world of performance, and who better to emulate than Meryl Streep," Adesua Etomi.

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Adesua Etomi iis popular for her roles in movies like "Knocking on Heaven's Door," "Falling," "Brave," "A Soldier's Story," among others.

In a recent interview with Pulse Nigeria, the actress dished out on her hardest movie role, and the person who has had a tremendous impact on her as an actress.

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Adesua Etomi

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On hardest movie role;

“In terms of how hard a role is, I don’t think there is any simple role. Even in the somewhat simple role, you will find a lot of complexity in the character. So , I don’t know that I have had any role that’s not hard.

But, in terms of how tasking and the amount of time I would have had to prepare for a role, and the amount of time it took to shoot, then that would be “Four Lane.”

I started filming on January 5 (2015). It was very tasking for me, because that was the first time I had shot a film in such a small space of time. I shot that in 9 days, and I was an emotional wreck because one scene I’m happy, the very next scene, I’m sad, and some days we could shoot 17 scenes. It was crazy, but it was good to know I could actually do that.”

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Adesua Etomi on set of Uduak Isong's 'Falling' play

Adesua Etomi on set of Uduak Isong's 'Falling'

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On greatest influencer;

"MerylStreep. Because I want to be her. There’s nothing on this planet Meryl can’t do. There’s no character she can’t morph into.

I’m an actor, I want to be able to play any role. If I’m to play a dude tomorrow, I want to be able to do that, and she just morphs.

Meryl is the epitome of performance. She’s absolutely amazing. Any performance she finds herself in, she just kills it. And that’s the kind of person I want to be. I want to totally dominate the world of performance, and who better to emulate than Meryl Streep, the queen of the big screen."

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Adesua has been nominated for the AMVCA 2016 'Best Actress in a Drama' award.

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