Former Big Brother Naija Housemate Wathoni Anyansi has sparked reactions on social media after revealing why she cannot take acting as a profession.
During an interactive session on Instagram, a fan had questioned Wathoni if she has considered acting as a profession considering she is beautiful.
Responding, Wathoni said she has tried acting so many times, but it’s unfortunate that in this part of the world, the body of an actress is what helps her.
She wrote: I have and so many times even… But in this part of the world, your body is what help you in that industry, unfortunately.
The statement generated several reactions online as some social claimed her view disrespects Nollywood actresses who have put in work and have been successful.
However, others say Wathoni is telling the truth as some producers will cast female actresses in exchange for roles in Nigeria, unlike America.
nothando_mhlungu wrote: Such disrespect to actresses that have really put in the work and have been successful. Has she ever been to acting school.?? Has she ever went for auditions?? Or does she wants to me miraculously casted??? Such disrespect!!!
teminikan_tee wrote: she is saying the damn truth!! See, seems u dunno nigerian men, unless u judt be a producer… dats it, let me not say more dan dat
missfeis_ty wrote: Very silly thing to say. She just say she’s got no talent .
ismikeberry wrote: madam she is saying the truth, na only for American this your own go for work oo but Nigeria my country body go tell you
mamdamesuperior_19 wrote:That’s not right. Some people put in the actual work and are good. If you ain’t got it, you ain’t got it.