August 13, 2011 – Nollywood Actress Genevieve Nnaji Strives For Oscar
Nigerian Star Actress, Genevieve Nnaji has been out of the spotlight lately. She’s back now with even bigger aspiration.
In this latest interview Naijan.com obtained from the Tribune, the sexy actress opens up her mind on her long term career objectives and much more.
Read the excerpts below:
What inspires and motivates you in life?
Fear of failure. I am driven by fear of not achieving what I set out to achieve and not meeting my standards. I can be pretty hard on myself. I’m very competitive, so failure cannot be an option.
What is your ultimate goal?
I want to challenge myself, as an actress, some more. I don’t think I have reached my potentials. There is still a hunger in me. I am still not completely satisfied. I won’t stop until I get an Oscar.
If you could do it all again what would you do?
If I had it my way, I would love to be a model, but I don’t have the height. If I could start my career again, I would definitely go into the fashion world because I have been designing since primary school. But you can’t go back into time and the best thing about my job is that I get to dress up and pose all the time, just like a model!
You’ve been romantically linked with several people, are there any wedding bells in the future?
Yes, I am dating, but there won’t be any wedding bells, because I do want to get married. I am looking for someone who can keep me excited because I get bored easily. I need someone, who is there to support me, who is confident. I haven’t got the time to be massaging a man’s ego; he has to be confident in our relationship from the word-go.
Who is your ideal man?
We all want a handsome man, but ultimately, we want one that is good inside. But I would love to meet someone with a Johnny Depp personality and with Boris Kodjo’s lip.
Do you see yourself as sexy and what’s the favourite part of your body?
I like to think that I’m sexy, although I don’t always feel sexy. I think my waist is my best part. I like my waist because it’s small and neat and gives me my hourglass figure.
What has been your favourite role to date?
I have enjoyed playing all the characters in the movies I have done. The Mirror Boy was fun. Ije was another movie, which was great and challenging because it was shot in Hollywood among other Hollywood stars, but I would say my favourite to date is the Window of Glory, where I played the role of a blind girl. I really got into my character and learnt a lot about myself at the same time.
You have starred in more than 100 movies, are there any roles you have not played?
There are still many roles left in me. I’m prepared to try any new thing and challenging roles. I would do any role except porn, no amount of money can get my clothes off.
Finally, the world is your oyster, who would you like to star with?
Johnny Depp. I find him a very deep actor mostly because he represents what I represent; he acts for himself and picks out roles that he enjoys.
It’s not about the movie being commercial. He is acting for himself and picks out challenging characters to play. Acting should not be taken too seriously, it should be fun and he doesn’t take himself too seriously.