Some actors and actresses will not go nude in movies even if you promise them the heavens. Others will showcase their whole naked
body in movies just to make their act look real, but for rising actress Yvonne Okoro, kissing in a movie is the farthest she can go to make it look real.
Yvonne, born to a Nigerian father and Ghanaian mother, and who hails from Enyan-Abaasa in the Central region of Ghana, said she “doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see anything wrong with an actor kissing her lips in movies,” because “you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t expose any part of your body when you kiss.”
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I may probably not play nude in a movie but I really think there is nothing wrong with kissing. You just have to be sure of who you are kissing. Most of the kissing in our movies are full of camera tricks, but if I have to do it for real in a movie, why not?Ã¢â‚¬Â she asked.
She was speaking in an exclusive interview with peacefmonline during a meeting with some Arts Writers at the weekend.
The charming actress, who has been strutting her stuff in acting for the some eight years now, came into the limelight when she played the role of Ã¢â‚¬ËœSierraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in the movie: Ã¢â‚¬Å“BeyonceÃ¢â‚¬Â. She acted in a few more movies including; Ã¢â‚¬Å“Agony of The ChristÃ¢â‚¬Â, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Royal BattleÃ¢â‚¬Â and just recently Ã¢â‚¬Å“The GameÃ¢â‚¬Â, after which she left the shores of the country to continue with her schooling at a University in France.
But she is now back in Ghana, to pick up from where she curtailed her acting profession. She has so far featured in about 12 movies, from mostly Ghanaian production houses.
Yvonne Okoro is a name movie lovers in Ghana and all over the world should watch out for. She is the next big thing to take the movie industry by storm.
Yvonne, who grew up in Ghana started basic education at the Achimota School, then to the Lincoln Community School, after which she attended Faith Montessori School, and later to the University of Ghana, where she studied English and Linguistics. After completing Legon, she travelled to her dreamland France, and enrolled in the Universe de Norte where she studied French Civilization and Culture. She also did a bit of drama and Marketing in French along the line.
Yvonne, who has passion for acting, made her first appearance on the big screen after Senior High School in 2002, where she featured in Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sticking to the PromiseÃ¢â‚¬Â produced by Theo Akatugba. She also played the role of Ã¢â‚¬ËœLaurenciaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in the Ghanaian soap opera Ã¢â‚¬Å“TentaclesÃ¢â‚¬Â.
According to her, she almost gave up on acting when she was schooling in France.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There was a point in my life when I thought it was not worth acting in Ghana. It was when I was in France. Acting there was so different, in terms of directing, production, locations, everything was so different and I thought seriously about when we (Ghanaians) were ever going to get to that level. But I came back to make an impact with the little I have learnt in my own small way,Ã¢â‚¬Â she revealed.
“…i also came back to Ghana to complete a book i was writing on children,” disclosed.
Yvonne told peacefmonline that the book which is her first of a number of books she intends authoring, will be launched very soon. The book has not yet been given a title.
Aside acting, Yvonne says she wants to be a lawyer, specifically an entertainment lawyer. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I would love to be a lawyer. That is the next thing I am going to study and I want to specialize in entertainment law, but I want to concentrate on acting for now.”
She is still single and says she will get married when she meets the right man. She likes cooking, reading and swimming. Asked what she would do if her name appeared in a sex tape scandal, Yvonne said, “i would sue whoever brought the information and the pictures out, because that is supposed to be private.”
She has featured in a new movie yet to be premiered, titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“4PlayÃ¢â‚¬Â, where she played the role of Ã¢â‚¬Å“RubyÃ¢â‚¬Â. According to her, this will be the first premiere she will be attending in Ghana. She enjoys acting and wants to be appreciated as such. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is what I want to do.
“Although there are some disadvantages to it, I would say I love acting, and I hope that it will be appreciated by the people who watch my movies. I think people should appreciate what other people do and not judge them by mere physical attraction. They should keep watching the movie and try not to compare me to anybody,Ã¢â‚¬Â she concluded.
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah