Benson Okonkwo: Pornography makes Our Movies More Real…Nigerians are Hypocrites | Rising Actor on MoviesPosted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 4:15 PM
By Damilare Aiki
Acting is all about making scripted story as real as possible, right?
Rising Nollywood actor Benson Okonkwo recently spoke on the issue of acting nude in movies. According to Vanguard Newspaper, Benson told Weekend Groove that it makes such movies more real and the sex scenes more believable.
Here’s what Benson said;
“My dear, it’s only a movie and make-believe, you know. We watch movies like that in Hollywood. Nigerians are hypocrites. I think pornography makes our movies more real. And for that reason I am in support of it. If you take a good look at Hollywood movies for example, you will notice that it is rampant and it means nothing to them.
It’s like acting normal roles, first and foremost. It’s a movie and you act exactly what is in your script. Or you can say that you are interpreting the script given to you. And there are restrictions, beside kissing and touching here and there.
What we do in Nollywood is not porn. Nigerian movies are not made for everyone, besides, the regulatory body gives approval before such films are shown. Also there are age restrictions to viewing such films.”
The interviewer also asked Benson if he could marry a girl who has acted nude. He said “Love is blind.It can take you anywhere as long as the chemistry is there. So I can marry any lady as long as the love is there. Yes, I can. And I am ready to spend my life with her”.
Do you agree with Benson? Let us know!
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