"A lot of times I work with new actors even as lead. But I must always blend them with the old ones, because of course, I need to sell my movie," Emem Isong.
While some Nigerian filmmakers may have fears when it comes to casting new actors in their movies , renowned producer and director, Emem Isong, has no fears.
Isong who revealed this during an exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria, stated that she loves to blend the old ones with the new ones.
"I don't have any fears about that. I actually prefer to have a blend of the new actors, and the old actors," she said.
"For me, I think that it would be good to have something refreshing. If I pack the movie with all recognizable faces or star actors, I feel as if there's really nothing unique to it, and sometimes it loses its believability."
Giving an example, the filmmaker used her directorial movie 'Champagne,' saying;
It depends on the story I'm telling. For example, there was a story I told - 'Champagne,' I really wanted a new girl to act, because I felt that the audience would be able to connect with someone they don't recognise.
If I had used a recognizable face, perhaps, it may not have had the same effect that I wanted. That's my opinion.
"A lot of times I work with new actors even as lead. But I must always blend them, because of course, I need to sell my movie," she added.