Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva is totally flawless and a sight for sore eyes in the latest digital issue of Genevieve Magazine.
Touching the topic on the extravagant life of many Nollywood actors, which almost always comes up, Joke said:
“Don’t be deceived by what goes on on social media. Obviously there is something else such actors are doing, perhaps other businesses to shore up their income. The reality is that on the earning capacity of an actor in Nigeria, you cannot have that sort of lifestyle in this economy. Yes part of our industry is to have glamour but also the other part is to have reality”.
When asked about body shaming on the grounds of size, colour or height, she said:
Of course I have lost a lot of roles, not because of my colour or body but because of my face. People find it a strange face to work with. It is not your conventional fine face and in the early years I didn’t know how to handle the face and as a result of that people found it easier to use me as a character actor.
I was bothered because I was being cast for “Mama” roles. At that age I was meant to be diverse in my role but I was already boxed in.”
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