Pulse.ng logo
Go

Joke Silva Filmmaker speaks on why actors are stereotyped in Nollywood

According to the renowned filmmaker, the Onus is on the actor to look for materials that  stretches and shows his or her range.

  • Published:
Joke Silva play

Joke Silva

(Instagram)

Veteran Nollywood award winning filmmaker, Joke Silva, was recently a guest at Pulse Nigeria.

The filmmaker who is popular for screen and stage works like "Violated," "Hear Word," "Widows Cot," "Letters to a Stranger" among others, shared her thoughts on why some Nollywood actors are stereotyped.

According to the renowned filmmaker, the Onus is on the actor to look for materials that  stretches and shows his or her range.

She went further to explain that the issue of stereotyping actors isn't only in Nollywood, but in all film industries.

ALSO READ: JOKE SILVA SPEAKS ON DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN LIGHT AND SKINNED PERFORMERS

Joke Silva play

Joke Silva performing on stage

(Instagram )

ALSO READ: HERE'S HOW JOKE SILVA DECIDES BETWEEN TWO TALENTED ACTORS

Read excerpt and watch video below;

"For the actor it's a job, and a job is very key for us in our business. Again, it's laziness. It's not only in Nollywood , it happens in all film industries. The Onus is always on the actor to then look for materials that  stretches, that shows the range.

Some actors don't have a range, and it's not a sin. There's nothing wrong in not having a wide range. If you work better maybe because of your  looks, or the texture of your voice , you work better as the bad boy or bad girl, hey, it works, stick to it and get your following.

Watch video below for full interview.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.

X
Advertisement