Doris Simeon is featured in tabloid magazine, Yes! International and in it the Nollywood actress talks about her journey as a producer, inspiring upcoming movies stars and more.
She also talks about the impression a number of people have that actresses are promiscuous stating explicitly that it is not true. She added that being in the movie industry can attract the wrong men.
Read excerpts from her interview below.
On the promiscuous impression the society has about actress and female entertainers: I will say that the impression is wrong and it’s a big lie. But it’s a free world and if you want to, you will. It’s a thing of choice. But that doesn’t mean that the whole women in the industry sleep around, and that’s why they are not getting married. There are so many people out there who live their lives the way they want. How many do you hear about? But because we are the faces out there, everybody believes that we don’t have a private life anymore and everything that happens in our lives, they have to know about it. As if they knew when you were born. It’s just one of the things we face for being actresses.
On acting attracting the wrong men: Even if it brings the wrong men to you, it is still a thing of choice. You decide what you want and it is what you want that will happen.
On making money from acting gigs: I would say maybe because of piracy, that is why she said that. We don’t have a fixed price. When you are contracted for a job, you negotiate, if you agree, you do it. You don’t have people competing in the industry.
On having an NGO: I have a group, I will not call it a foundation and my passion is young widows and street kids who are victims of rape. I have my friends. Sometimes, maybe on my birthday, we try to do something to touch lives. I don’t make noise about it so that tomorrow people will not be like, what happened to that your foundation?
On her current project: I just finished one of my short films titled Victims. It’s a story of campaign against malaria, because we don’t handle it well. We just want people to know that it kills. We are one of the ambassadors that will throw more light on it.