Kumawood actress, Safia Haroun has narrated how upcoming actresses in the Industry are used for sex and still denied movie roles by producers.
According to Safia Haroun, after a movie director or producer coax young actresses into having sex with them in exchange for movie roles, they are still denied the opportunity.
Safia explained that these actors, after either giving sex or paying about ¢2000 to get a role in a movie, end up funding their transportation and even clothes for the production.
Safina told Naa Ashorkor in a recent interview on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM that directors and producers harass young actresses for sex every day.
“It’s two things…its either I will pay or I will sleep with him and I said okay fine I have the amount…he said no I don’t want the money it’s you that I want…he said I should give him ¢2000…if you are not ready then I’m going to give the role to someone else,” she narrated.
The actress, who has about 15 movies to her credit, explained that because of the opportunities that movies could give her, she nearly gave in to the director’s demands.
Safia further alleged that most of the actresses who get movie roles easily are usually in romantic relationship with the directors and producers.
Speaking on how much she was going to be paid for the movie role, Safia revealed that; “In Kumawood they don’t pay us when you are an up and coming actress they don’t pay you!
They say you are learning… they call you, you come and shoot, you use your own costume, provide your own transportation and feeding.”
The Kumawood actress shockingly revealed that some up and coming actresses sometimes wash clothes or even work on construction sites of directors or producers just to get roles.
“ We sometimes go to the site of the movie directors to carry concrete, wash clothes, carry water amongst others, just to get roles and after that, they end up getting ‘ADD” addendum’ roles which are usually not part of the scripts and may not even feature in the finished movie.
Safia in her final statement bemoaned that the current state of the movie industry cannot be stopped because it has become the order of the day and if you try to speak against it, you will be victimized.