Nollywood actress and Paralympic athlete, Lauretta Onye, who starred in the 2015 film ‘Lords of Money’ says her stature has not hindered her from getting to the peak of her career.
She said though her stature was the biggest challenge she encountered when she started acting, movie producers and directors have since realised that viewers look out for movies featuring actors with her kind of unique stature.
Onye popular as Laury White in the movie industry told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos that producers and viewers have embraced her and liked to associate with her.
“It was acting that brought me to limelight here in Lagos but the biggest challenge I encountered was my stature, today it has become a thing of the past.
“I am now waxing strong in the movie industry, producers and director have realised that viewers look out for actors with unique stature such as mine and we sell movies.
“Acting gives me joy, money because it’s something that I like doing right from time and is making people to associate with me anywhere I go” she said.
The 34-year Imo State-born actress and athlete said she was not giving the much-required attention in the movie industry as a result of her involvement in sports, which had also made her famous.
According to her, film locations are sometimes outside Lagos and lots of time dedicated to fine-tune roles, to meet the satisfaction of the movie director.
“Its really tasking combining acting and sports but the truth is that I am giving more attention to sports because of the regular training nature to be in form.
“The good thing and advantage that I have and enjoy in acting is that once I get an offer to play a role, I can also key-in because I am a talented actoress,” she said.
She said that her passion to get herself thoroughly engaged and to earn a living has kept her in both areas of her talent, adding that she was specially created and blessed.