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Nse Ikpe-Etim Actress talks character in "Fifty", greatest challenge interpreting role, what makes movie unique

“I think my character will call out to all single women, because there’s always that point in life when you feel all is failing, and you are asking for a faith smaller than a mustard seed," Nse Ikpe-Etim.

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Nse Ikpe-Etim is Kate in the much talked about movie "Fifty."

In an exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria, the actress spoke about her character Kate, challenges interpreting the role, Nigerians being ready for "Fifty," Similarities between character and herself, and more.

Nse Ikpe-Etim play Nse Ikpe-Etim is Kate in 'Fifty' (Press)

Read excerpts;

On the movie;

“Fifty” speaks about the lives of women, and how they deal with turning fifty.

On her character;

“I think my character will call out to all single women, because there’s always that point in life when you feel all is failing, and you are asking for a faith smaller than a mustard seed.”

On challenges interpreting character;

“My greatest challenge was trying to be her, understanding her and not judging her.”

On what makes movie different;

“The director. It was Biyi Bandele, and it was different. It was someone just bringing women together, just showcasing a city.”

“I don’t want to talk too much, I just want people to watch it.”

On Nigerians being ready for movie;

“I say we watch other movies, don’t we? And why not “Fifty? When is a good time? There’s never a good time. If you want to say something, you either tell the truth because there’s no good time to say the truth.

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.

ALSO READ: DONALD DUKE, MO ABUDU, DANGOTE ATTEND LAGOS PREMIERE OF "FIFTY."

Synopsis.

'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.

READ REVIEW OF BIYI BANDELE'S MOVIE "FIFTY"

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;

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