I don’t like stereotyped roles – actress Munachi Abii

The actress stars in the newly released Emmanuel Chidiebere Nwosu directed thriller ‘Obsession’.

Beauty Queen turned actor Munachi Abii has revealed her dislike for stereotyping in acting.

Abii, in an exclusive chat with HipTV revealed that while it works for some actors, she prefers taking on different roles.

“Personally, I don’t like stereotyped roles even though it works for some actors. If your niche is to play a mean character and you are good at that and it’s your strength, by all means expand on it, build a home there and make it your own. I think in that type of scenario it’s okay to be stereotyped . This is because that’s what you choose to be.

“There are actors who intentionally do not want to be stereotyped but the industry forced them to be stereotyped. For instance, if you are not good at playing love character, chances are that they see you in that light but they have not seen you in another light before assuming that’s the best you can do. Those are the type of roles you will be getting. So it’s up to you to see beyond that love character, take a chance on yourself to prove them wrong. For me, I don’t like to be stereotyped in movies,” the actress added.

In Abii’s latest feature ‘Obsession’ directed by Emmanuel Chidiebere, she stars as a strange neighbour out to seek an age long vendetta.


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