"I have lost movie roles because of my complexion. Sometimes the excuse is that there's a lot of work that goes into lighting a darker person as opposed to a light skinned person," Keira Hewatch.
Keira Hewatch is popular for her character as Peace in the popular TV series 'Lekki Wives.'
In this exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria, the actress spoke on losing movie roles because of her weight or complexion.
"I have lost movie roles because of my complexion," she said. "Sometimes the excuse is that there's a lot of work that goes into lighting a darker person as opposed to a light skinned person," the actress added.
"I understand that there's a fact to that, but then, how do Hollywood people like Viola Davis, or Denzel Washington who is very dark work it out? I feel sad that our actors here have to become people that there are not."
"I like to take care of myself and look good. Looking good doesn't mean that I have to lighten my skin. So someone who has a beautiful complexion goes to spoil that because you want to get a job, It doesn't make sense to me."
Speaking on weight being a problem, the actress said;
"Not just the complexion, sometimes weight. They will tell you 'the person is a fantastic actor, but too big."
"As opposed to saying 'I'm sorry we can't cast you for this role,' why don't you say 'we start filming in four months, can you do something about your weight?"
Watch full interview below;