Mary Lazarus "I am very selective of my roles, they have to be challenging"

Mary Lazarus also spoke on challenges facing Nollywood, upcoming projects, the Nigerian cinema culture, among other interesting topics.

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Nollywood actress, Mary Lazarus, was recently at Pulse Nigeria.

During an exclusive interview, the actress spoke on getting good roles in Nollywood, challenges faced as an actress, among other topics.

Mary Lazarus at the Lagos premiere of 'Unblissful' play

Mary Lazarus at the Lagos premiere of 'Unblissful'

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On challenges faced as an actress:

Over time, we face challenges especially in our movie roles. And they say you're as good as your past job. So I try as much as possible to overcome every challenge I come across. I won't call that a challenge because it helps me to discover my strength.

On most challenging thing she has done to get into character:

I had to cut my hair for "Losing Control,' the TV series  I played the role of a man. That was extreme. It was huge. It was a big decision, but it was good.

Mike Godson and Mary Lazarus on set of "Losing Control" play

Mike Godson and Mary Lazarus on set of "Losing Control"

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On getting good roles in Nollywood:

It's not difficult. I select the roles I play. I am very selective when it comes to my roles. They have to be challenging. I have to make research about the character. If I don't have to make research about that character, then I don't know.

The actress also spoke on challenges facing Nollywood, upcoming projects, the Nigerian cinema culture, among other interesting topics.

Lilian Esoro, Uche Jombo, Mary Lazarus on set of "Lost in Us" play

Lilian Esoro, Uche Jombo, Mary Lazarus on set of "Lost in Us"

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Tamara has starred in several productions including "Blackberry Babes", "Tinsel", "Super Story", "Shadows" and "Married But Living Single".

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