“I’m sure a lot of people would never look at me the same after ‘fifty," Emmanuel Ikubese on role in Biyi Bandele's movie.
Emmanuel Ikubese is Sammy in the much talked about movie "Fifty."
In an exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria, the actor spoke on his favourite scene in movie, challenges on set of movie, people’s perception of him after “Fifty,” working with Omoni Oboli, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande and Omoni Oboli, he also spoke on his future projects.
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On the movie;
“Fifty” speaks about the lives of women, and how they deal with turning fifty.
Speaking on his character in the movie, the actor said; “I’m sure a lot of people would never look at me the same after ‘fifty”.”
On working with the talented women of "Fifty", the actor said; “these are people who have been in the industry for a long time. They have established themselves. So being part of such movie with them is a great milestone for me as an actor.”
The movie which was directed by Biyi Bandele, has emerged the highest ever opening weekend in Nigerian cinema release.
A star studded premiere of Biyi Bandele's much talked movie "Fifty," held on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos Nigeria.
'Fifty' captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper middle-class neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos.
Tola is a reality TV star whose marriage to lawyer Kunle never stood a chance thanks to an invidious family secret.
Elizabeth is a celebrated obstetrician whose penchant for younger men has estranged her from her daughter.
Forty-nine year-old Maria has an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy and Kate’s battle with a life-threatening illness has plunged her into religious obsession.
Executive produced by MO Abudu, directed by Biyi Bandele, "Fifty" is produced by Tope Oshin Ogun, with Malcom McLean as director of photography.
Watch interview below;