Crying in movies is challenging – Mbadiwe
Elma Mbadiwe, an aspiring actor, is now receiving high praise for her performance in the Netflix series “Far From Home.”
Idoamebo reports that she said it was wonderful working alongside seasoned performers she had always liked, including Richard Mofe-Damijo and Bimbo Akintola, in an interview with Saturday Beats.
She said, “I mostly acted alongside Bimbo Akintola (who plays the role of my mum in the series), and Richard Mofe-Damijo who acted as my dad. It was a fantastic experience working alongside them.”
Asked how she finds it easy to cry in movies, Mbadiwe said, “It is never easy to cry. However, if one understands who the character is and what they are going through, the tears will flow naturally. It becomes second nature.”
Recalling how her journey in Nollywood started, the actress said, “My journey in Nollywood has been quite eventful. I have had to work very hard, and I am immensely grateful to every director, producer and casting agent who believed in me, and took a chance with me. They have all been an amazing part of my journey
“Indeed, this is a great time to be alive. I grew up watching some of the veterans I now share the same screens with. Also, the Nigerian film industry has grown exponentially over the years, and I am privileged to be breaking new grounds with it.”
On how easy it was for her to play the role of Carmen in the series, Mbadiwe said, “I will not say it was easy. Rather, it was a challenge and I embraced it. I had to remember what it was like being a young adult to understand what being in Carmen’s shoes would feel like. Merging those two took me on the journey that birthed Carmen.”