Mercy Johnson, an actress, says that when she looks back on her career, there are some choices she wishes she had made differently. The 38-year-old actress explains why.
Here are the words Mercy used in a conversation with Goldmyne. Everyone wants to be the best when they first enter a new field.
They go above and above to stand out because they want to rise to the top and shine in their field more than anyone else has in that industry before.
If you’re an actor, this entails accepting any roles you come across, doing things that other actors or actresses might find awkward, and essentially doing anything to set yourself apart from the competition.
But then what happens when years later you are now established in that field? For some people, they look at their journey there and are happy with all the decisions they made on their way to getting there.
For some others, they look back and there are some regrets that they have in some of the decisions they made.
Speaking about why she can no longer do certain things like go naked or do romantic scenes in movies, Mercy Johnson said:
When I do that, what would the younger girls do? When you grow past a certain level, you try to go ahead and do better. For me, you don’t need people to tell you what’s right or wrong
Age is telling on me. I’ve grown past that level, I’m answerable to too many people: my husband and my kids.
I hate to embarrass them in any way. My daughter is growing. She gets hold of my phone sometimes, begins to Google, and goes like, ‘Mum, my friends said…’ And they’re very inquisitive.
I don’t think it [playing nude scenes] is something I want to do to make my kids question me in any way or have something in their mind that they want to ask and they can’t.
My sense of maturity is better, my judgments are better. Some of the errors I made in the past are things that I wouldn’t do now. Some choices I made back then I wouldn’t make now.
What is very funny is that one of the things that Mercy Johnson was revered for, especially back in the day, was her ability to take on any kind of role, even roles that many other actresses at the time would have passed on.
It’s so interesting what comes with time, and starting a family, and how much that changes a person