Famed screen actress, Lydia Forson is currently on a media run promoting her self-produced movie A Letter from Adam.
In an interview with Giovani Caleb on E.TV’s Late Night Celebrity Show which airs on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.30PM, she said;
“I always tell people I’m not a celebrity but a film maker andan artiste. I was not on a break, because I was in productions that were released outside Ghana but movie goers always want more because even at the premier of A Letter from Adam people were asking when the next one will be coming. A Hollywood artist can stay behind the scenes for years and that doesn’t make that person less of an artiste but in Ghana, people want to see you on screen all year round.”
After playing several roles in Sparrow Productions’ projects as a company she squashed the notion she had falling out with the Shirley Frimpong-Manso led motion house.
“The industry is big enough for everyone and I’m an actress and not in contract with any production house, but what is funny is that when I was in all Sparrow Production movies, people were complaining I didn’t want to work with other production houses and now I start doing movies with other production houses and everyone wonders why I’m not shooting with Sparrow again. Who knows I might be in another Sparrow production soon. I’m an artist.”
Deciding which role suits a picky actress like Lydia is simple,
“I know a script will be good or bad after reading the first few pages. But another thing is that I do well to finish all the scripts I get whether they are good or bad. However bad it is, I make sure I finish it so I can make an informed decision. Usually from the few pages, I know this is a script I will like to work on or not.”
And like everyone, Miss Forson known widely for her award winning performances in A Perfect Picture needs advice too;
“There are people I probably don’t see or speak to on the regular, sometimes it will take a year or two to see them but they are the first people I call when I need advice, even though I have my mom and other family around, it’s not everything you want to tell your family. So I have friends on standbythat takes care of that.”
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