‘Refusing to sleep with a director cost me a movie role’ — Akofa Edjeani

Industry News Ghanaian actress, Akofa Edjeani Asiedu
Ghanaian actress, Akofa Edjeani Asiedu

Ghanaian actress, producer and entrepreneur, Akofa Edjeani Asiedu has revealed that turning down advances from a director cost her a role in a movie.

In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM's Showbiz A-Z, Edjeani recounted an incident that occurred while she was shooting two back-to-back movies in Kumasi for a Nigerian producer.

She said the executive producer had negotiated a reduced fee with her on the agreement they would shoot two films.

However, issues arose with the director of one of the films.

"Now here is the director who asked me to come to his room. I said 'come to your room and do what?' He said 'to watch a movie'. I said 'watch what movie? I mean come on, whatever you want to tell me, I don’t need to come to your room,'" Edjeani recalled.

When she refused to go to his room, the director reportedly did not give her the role in the second film.

"I didn’t go to his room and guess what, that caused me the next movie. And when I asked the executive producer he said it was the director who was casting but I said 'you were paying me this amount because we agreed on shooting two movies.' And he said there was nothing he could do about it because it was the director that did the casting," Edjeani said.

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