In a recent interview with Pulse Nigeria, Ufuoma McDermott talked balancing her career and motherhood, playing Amina in "Wives on Strike," difference between stage and TV. Watch full interview.
In a recent interview with Pulse Nigeria, the talented actress spoke on balancing her career and motherhood, playing Amina in "Wives on Strike," difference between stage and TV.
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On balancing her career and family;
"In all honesty, I think that with every role in life, it is about planning, she said. "It's about how you decide to balance based on what you consider most important, or on your scale of preference, what should come before what.
"I don't know that we ask the banker or the market woman, or the teacher or the doctor how she balances having a child and having to resume work three months later. I don't know that we ask them how they manage work and the home front."
On being Mama Amina in "Wives on Strike";
"First, I must commend the producers for the movement, like that is what it has become truth be told. Mama Amina [character in movie] is one of the most subdued characters I have ever played in my life."
"Mama Amina is so far-fetched from Ufuoma that it took so much from me to leave myself and become her. Mama Amina had so many points that were valid, and she was so subdued that she couldn't drive home those points the way Ufuoma would."
"I'm very passionate, and if you see me driving home a point about things that I'm passionate about, I give it my all. Mama Amina couldn't do that because of the kind of the woman she is, and the kind of home she was born into, and the kind of home she had been married into, and so she was a subdued character.
"I think I would say that it's one of my most challenging characters yet."
On biggest challenge as an actor;
"In all honesty, it is about transiting from one character to another," she said.
"As an actor, you are always a character anyway. So, it is basically two things; losing yourself and losing the last character, and don't forget that in our industry you don't have the luxury of time, so you are going from one movie set to another and another.
So it's two things, losing yourself, losing the last character and becoming this character, then moving on with it."
Ufuoma's 2016 movie "Wives on Strike," has grossed over 60 million at the Box office.
The anticipated series "Duplicity," which stars the actress, premiered on Saturday, June 4, 2016 on Africa Magic Showcase Channel 151, on DSTV.