Popular Nollywood actress, Princess Tina Amuziam, has cleared the air on claims that she slept with a dog in a movie.
The actress, who came into limelight in 1987 with the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, series, Telefest, said the act was a make believe.
The award winning movie, Glamour Girls 2, where she played an Italian Pr0stitute, presented that she slept with a dog, but the ‘Third Eye’ thespian told New Telegraph she did not do any of such as it was made to appear in the movie.
Speaking on challenges interpreting scripts, Tina said, “Definitely, if you are a professional actor and you have not acted a challenging role, then you have not started. Until you take up a challenging role, you have not done anything.
“It is not just go on set and recite your lines and you are out on set. I have had some challenging roles to play. The movies like Glamour Girls, where I acted Jessica; it was not an easy one, especially where I was meant to sleep with a dog. So I have had some quite a number of challenging roles. They went down well with me, because personally I prefer to play challenging roles.
“I didn’t have to sleep with the dog because every producer who has worked with me knows that. If I take up a script and I come across a role I feel that I cannot do, I will discuss with the producer to play it down with me.
“That was what I did with Kenneth Nebue, the owner of Glamour Girls, NEK Video Links , then. When I saw that I was going to be on the bed with a dog, I had to dialogue with him to play it down, which he did. I didn’t have to go near the dog, they were taking it differently.
“He was an understanding producer, because some of them will say that is the way I want my story or that is the way I want the picture and if you say that what I will do is leave the set,” she said, insisting that the dog was for real.
She said, “Oh yes for sure. There was a big dog life on the bed. They had to take my beat separately and the dog separately. When I came in at first, I saw the dog on the bed twisting its tongue, I was like God (laughter), I was like what the hell (laughter) and my mentor, my uncle Christian Chika, who was the director, laughed and laughed.
“He asked what is that and I said no, I won’t go near that dog. Of course, I had discussed it with Nebue and he laughed, he agreed with me that we will take the dog separately and you separately.”