Actress Juliet Ibrahim has revealed on Joy Fm’s Late Night Express that one of the challenges she faces as an actress is people telling her she is not good as an actress.
The mother-of-one said, people believe she is still getting roles in movies because of her skin colour. The actress says the comments hurt her a lot and she hopes that people will stop judging her based on her colour. According to her:
“I didn’t face a lot of challenges when coming to the industry but the challenges I face outside of the industry (or to grow bigger as I’ve grown now) is everybody out there who thinks that because she’s of a colour, that’s why she’s still on the screens or that’s why people still use her.”
Bent on proving people wrong, the actress, who is also a singer and philanthropist says, “People have just refused to look beyond that so they still judge me or classify me based on the fact that they think that I can act and not just because of my colour. I’m trying so hard to make people … at least try and watch my movies so that they can be able to see that I’m doing this.”
Juliet Ibrahim made her acting debut in the 2005 film Crime to Christ starring Majid Michel. Juliet’s first Nollywood film was Yankee Boys and she has features in more than 50 films afterwards. In 2014 she produced her first film Number One Fan, where she stars as an actress being crushed on by a fan in the film. Her 2nd movie ‘Shattered Romance’ which paraded Nigerian and Ghanaian actors, launched amidst fanfare in Accra, Ghana on the 5th of December 2014. Her new TV series; ‘Every Woman Has A Story’ where she debuted her directorial skills will start airing soon and her new Reality Show, The Perfect Assistant, TPA will be unveiled soon. She has also featured in Yoruba language films and also a Hausa Language film Actress stars in 1st Hausa movie “Ladan Noma”
She is currently shooting a new Television series, ‘Every Woman Has a Story’ which will hit the screens soon.
But what’s her beef? She can’t act and that’s a fact!