Ladies Also Chase Producers With Sex For Roles – Helen Omaboe
Movie producers have come under attack for using their positions to demand sexual favours from up and coming actresses before giving them roles.
However, veteran actress Helen Omaboe has said that the blame must not be laid at the feet of the producers alone as some ladies, willing to be movie stars, are also initiators of sex for roles.
Making a contribution on a local radio station in Accra monitored by THE NEW PUBLISHER, Omaboe, a former treasurer of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), disclosed that some up and coming actresses send nude pictures to producers in order to get roles.
She said she had been shown nude pictures of actresses by producers as evidence of the lengths some people are willing to go to get fame.
“I’m not saying sex for roles is a new phenomenon because it existed during our time, but the difference is that at that time, the producers were not so direct with their demands as is said to be happening now.
“But what really baffles me is that, the young ladies are the ones now chasing the producers for sexual favours. I have personally seen naked pictures of these wannabe actresses on the phones of some producers who showed them to me as evidence of what they also go through.
“I believe they are doing this just because they are hungry for fame but that is not the way to go. If you are talented, let your talent speak for you and do not try to influence your chances of getting roles by sleeping with producers. They shouldn’t be swayed by fame to engage in regrettable acts,” she said.