I keep asking myself 'if it was you, would you do that?' And I'm not sure what the answer is until I am in that situation before I can actually tell you the truth." - Bimbo Akintola.
The talented actress who plays the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh in the upcoming movie "93 Days," spoke on playing the late doctor of First Consultants Hospital, who prevented the spread of deadly Ebola virus disease in Nigeria.
According to Akintola, she felt honoured playing Adadevoh in the movie. Describing the late doctor as amazing and a saint, the actress said anyone she met had something nice to say about her.
Read excerpts below:
"It was an honour, and the woman was obviously a saint. She must have had her[you know] but she was amazing. In Nigeria, we have this thing we do, anyone who is dead is great. But this was different in the sense that everyone I spoke to had little stories to tell me about different things."
"We were shooting at the hospital where she worked, and I had done my make-up upstairs and I rushed to my car to pick up something. Coming back to the lobby of the hospital, there were few nurses there, and they started crying. They said I looked so much like her and it brought back memories. Now that tells you all you need to know about that kind of person.
Speaking on the part Adadevoh played during the Ebola crisis in Nigeria, the actress said, " So playing that kind of person, and looking at the kind of role she played during the 93 days that we had Ebola in Nigeria, it was amazing.
"It's like you saying 'I know I might die, but I don't care. It's important for me to save others.' They gave their lives, all of them. They were selfless. They knew that being around Ebola wasn't safe and they stayed. I keep asking myself 'if it was you, would you do that?' And I'm not sure what the answer is until I am in that situation before I can actually tell you the truth."
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"93 Days" is directed by Steve Gukas, and produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters and Dotun Olakunri.
Akintola made her acting debut in 1997 in the movie "Owo Blow." She came into limelight after her performance in "Out of Bonds."