Zainab Balogun has had a very interesting year taking lead roles in Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Sylvia and God Calling. She is also featured in Chief Daddy, the Ebony Life film currently showing in cinemas across Nigeria. 2019 promises to be a very interesting one for the star actress and it is for all the right reasons. After committing to a lot of productions in the last few years, the actress admits that her role as a suicidal drug addict in “God Calling” is the most significant of her career. Speaking to Pulse, the actress opened up on how challenging the role was.
“Being on ‘God Calling’ was one of the most difficult set to be on and not because things weren’t working right but it was simply because of the emotional deposit that it required from me.
I remember I will be on set and I have to literally cry all day and you know you don’t fake the cry, you cry over elements of the story, like the things that are very real, so I would go home and I look so shattered and my security at the gate are wondering what was wrong with me and not knowing that you have been crying all day or you have been rolling around in dirt or you are actually immersed in the water under third mainland bridge several times or you are having to jump out of a set that is high, it was very physically and emotionally tasking but at the same time, very rewarding because for me, this is forever going to be one of the most significant role that I have ever played. I think there is one other production that ha demanded so much for me but ‘God Calling’ still remains the highest. I can’t explain just how but you have to watch the movie and you will feel the pain, you will feel thing we had to do,” she said.
God Calling is directed by BB Sasore and is currently showing in cinemas across Nigeria.
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