Bimbo Akintola, who starred in “93 Days”, an adaptation of a true life story has revealed that she plans to act for a very long time.
Akintola, who played the role of late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, alongside Hollywood veteran actor, Danny Glover, said she felt to be casted in the inspirational movie.
“I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to play such a great woman. Everyone I met had something good to say about Adadevoh, and that helped me to have a good understanding of the character.”
“While shooting some scenes at First Consultant Hospital Obalende, I had cause to pick up something from my car.”
“As I made my way back to where we were shooting, some of the staff who saw me wept. They said I reminded them of her.”
“This was because the make-up and costume were so apt. It was challenging having to play her because I had to depend on narratives by people who had personal relationships with her.”
“I wished I could see her and study her mannerisms. Since I had no videos to learn from, I played her strong points; the fact that she was a principled person. I also portrayed her stern yet motherly nature.”
For the actress, it is all about making an impact with her movie roles after spending twenty years in the film industry.
“I’m going to act forever because honestly, I can’t imagine not acting. I mean, what will I do aside from acting? I want to be remembered as one who affected lives.”
“I have been in the industry for two decades and the next phase is to continue to affect lives through my roles.”
Akintola is popular for her roles in movies like “Owo Blow”, “Out of Bounds” and “Diamond Ring”.