In the world of Africa’s entertainment industry, Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah falls within the A-list category. There are speculations about her acting career affecting her marriage and rumors of extra-marital affairs are also brewing.
In this interview culled from the SUN, Jackie talks about her acting career, marriage and more.
What is it with the Ghanaian going to the extreme when it comes to sex in movies?
I don’t really know. You know sometimes people want to be professional about their jobs. I can’t talk about that, because I can’t do that. I can’t talk for everybody.
How far can you go in a movie, when it comes to sex scenes?
I can’t do that; you know there are some films you do that you have to make love or something like that. I can go half-naked, but I won’t act nude, no I can’t do that.
If I say don’t go nude, just show us your bra, can you do that?
No I can’t do that.
You have a beautiful body. Why can’t you just wear bra like Yvonne and give the viewers what they want?
I come from a God-fearing family and I can’t do that. I can’t expose myself to the whole world even with a beautiful body I don’t want that. Not me.
What does your husband do?
Don’t go there, he doesn’t like questions like that.
How old is your son now?
My son is four years.
When are you going to give us another son or another girl?
Soon, but I don’t know how soon. God’s time is the best.
Why did you leave Facebook?
I discovered so many people were pretending to be me on Facebook. Somebody browsed through my Facebook account and stole my account ID and password, so I’m not on Facebook at the moment. Anybody talking on Facebook as Jackie Appiah is not me.
How real is this perceived rivalry between you and Nadia?
It’s not true, I don’t have anything or any beef with anybody. Everybody is my brother and sister in the industry. She is my colleague in the industry so I don’t know where the rivalry is coming from.
Do you gals talk?
Yes! We do when we see each other
But you are not the best of friends?
We are friends… we are all friends, so she is my sister.
How long have you been married?
You should determine that from my son’s age.
Let’s say for five years you’re telling me, you’ve never cheated on your partner?
Of course not, I have everything I want.
You will not cheat because of money but will you because of pleasure and some guys want you all the time?
When I’m not shooting I’m at home, so there is no room for pressure.
After AMAA award, did anything change you?
I think I’ve been more disciplined when it comes to my script, but I’m still the same old Jackie.
You are very famous among your Nigerian colleagues. Tell us about that
When I’m in Nigeria, I see my peers as my brothers and my sisters. I respect them a lot and they make sure I’m as comfortable as possible when I’m in Nigeria. I’m just a free person naturally, that is it. I’m a down-to-earth person. That is the way I relate to my colleagues when I’m in Nigeria. It’s as if I’m back home in Ghana.
How do you blend the two, the public Jackie and the Shy Jackie?
I’m a shy person yes, but once the cameras are rolling and the director says action, then a whole different being comes in. so it is not the shy Jackie everybody knows anymore.Why is it that you don’t talk about your immediate family or is it that people don’t get to know your immediate family?
People talk about my family. I have a happy family. I run my home and I manage my home.