I don’t go to club because I don’t like darkness – Actress Calista Okoronkwo
Experienced Nollywood actress Calista Okoronkwo, who began her acting career in 2010 and gained notoriety for her part as Nurse Titi in Clinic Matters, has explained why she dislikes going to club houses.
While discussing some of the difficulties she encounters on the set of movies, Calista Okoronkwo made this disclosure.
The actress said: “What really challenges me about filming is that I never get used to changing for every scene, especially for continuity, no matter how many times I am on set.
I don’t pull off very often, so that is a huge challenge for me. On top of that, you have to eat late at night.
Sometimes you are on the road at 3am, 4am, it is really tasking. For me, I do not like the night routine at all. I don’t go to club because I don’t like darkness.
But then I get to stay late every time and into the night and that’s my highest fear. Ironically, I still take on scripts and go to locations knowing I will be confronted with my fears all the time.
That is the love for the craft.” What fascinates Calista Okoronkwo about a script, she stated, “First of all, when I get a script, I read it all to understand my character.
The script has to be original, and if the script has to be recycled, let there be a bit of originality in it, suspense, drama and a lot of twist.”
Calista Okoronkwo speaks on life in Nollywood
On how her parents reacted to her career path in acting, the Imo State-born Thespian recalled how she managed to win her father over.
Calista Okoronkwo said, “My dad didn’t find it funny; he was very strict and wanted me to be a medical doctor.
I still want to be a medical doctor, I will work to realise the dream. So, when I told my dad I wanted to be an actress, he didn’t find it funny.
My mother would smuggle the cost of transportation into my pocket before each audition. But you know what? My father eventually began expressing worry during my audition struggles.
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He remarked, “Chika, you say you want to act, take this money for your transportation,” as I was getting ready to leave for a Surulere audition.
I was thrilled, and he served as my rock up until his death.
Regarding what fame has stolen from her, she stated: “I am still the regular girl because my life is really real.
It has not taken anything from me. I don’t chase after things I can’t afford and I don’t hang my coat up where my hand hasn’t been to it.