Nollywood superstar, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has revealed the reasons why Nollywood producers avoid making s*x scenes and why, when they do, most of the scenes are poorly executed.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who leads the cast of the highly anticipated psychological movie “Alter Ego,” explains that apart from the challenges producers face in getting the censors board’s approval, a lack of preparation on the part of the actors also make many sex scenes watery.
The actress lists to Pulse, three major factors why top quality s*x scenes are absent in the Nigerian movie industry.
1. Censors Board
“If you did more, they will tell you to take it off. Nobody would want to waste their time on set and shoot things that they would tell them to remove. It’s a lot of time that you’re wasting.
“So, filmmakers already have that at the back of their mind – the fact that they would tell them to yank it off.”
2. The Society
“People are very hard on the actors, especially the actresses that do that. A lot of people also worry about what the society would say.
“So sometimes you’re in your head and when that scene is going on, you’re already like ‘oh my God [holding back]. and that reflects on TV. You can see when the person [actors] are holding back.”
3. Lack of Preparation
“Actors have gone away from preparing for roles, so it also affects the sex scenes. If you don’t prepare for your role and you don’t have chemistry with your co-actor, and you’re on set doing something of that nature, if it didn’t show in any other scene, it will show in that one.”
“It’s instincts. Someone you’re not very free with is just coming to give you a peck. You know you’re supposed to allow him peck you but your body just reacts.
“So, if you know you know you’re going to do sex scenes with your partner in a movie, you have to be relaxed.”
“Alter Ego” hits the cinemas on July 21, 2017.