The flashy lifestyle of some movie stars may be scaring away producers with limited budgets who wish to give the stars roles in their movies.
Many of these film producers tend to rely on unknown faces for their cast with the fear that popular actors may charge a fortune to execute a role.
This, however, is not the case with Nollywood star Chioma Akpotha.
In an exclusive interview with JoyNews’ Becky, the actress revealed that she is very affordable even though she wouldn’t state exactly how much she charges for movie roles.
“I am quite affordable,” the actress said. Chioma Akpotha is of the view that there is no price tag on any actor.
The ‘Naked Sin’ actress believes that the cost of hiring the services of a movie star depends largely on the relationship between the actor and the producer.
“It is based on your relationship with the person. If you are a producer and I’ve known you for quite a while, I won’t say give me $50,000.
I will say my friend let me just do it for $20,000. I can have another relationship with someone who is not so close and I can say give me $30,000. But there is no tag for an actor,” the actress emphasised.
She added that the level of relationship between industry players could even allow them to work virtually for free.
“I can say…we’ve known ourselves for ages so let’s just do it. Just fuel my car that is it,” she said.
Chioma Akpotha debunked claims that Nollywood stars like herself are overly expensive.
Commenting on the current state of the Nigerian movie industry, the actress said Nollywood is evolving rapidly.
She stated that the evolution has improved the quality of movies and professionalism in the movie industry.