They ignored me in movie roles because people tagged me unfriendly – Funke Akindele

Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele has expressed how she was deprived how playing major roles during her days as a struggling thespian because people tagged her as “not fine.”

According to the young actress, while relating her mindset in the latest episode of the TokeMoments podcast, hosted by Toke Makinwa, Akindele said she lost major roles even in Yoruba indigenous movies because of her physique.

She said “I remember people telling me, ‘You are not fine. You don’t have ass. You don’t have boobs. You will not be in this film,” she recalled.

“And, I remember crying. A lot of times I would cry, break down, get into the bathroom and cry.”

She reminded that actress Iyabo Ojo helped her numerous times during her down moments with filmmakers who turned her down because of her looks.

The ‘Jenifa Diary’ actress said producers were giving her just minor roles which made her cry.

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