Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Chineze Anyaene On How She Tricked Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji Into Acting Together In IJE - The Journey.
Masters degree holder in Film-making from the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Chineze Anyaene, disclosed how she achieved getting Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji on her sets, "When I was even thinking of approaching them, a lot of people discouraged me saying the pair don’t talk but I went ahead to ‘chase’ them for months.
"When I called Omotola, she asked who the other actress was, I said Genevieve and when I called Genevieve she asked who the other actress was, I said Omotola (laughs) and she was like, 'has she agreed?' I said yes and Omotola asked me too if Genevieve had agreed, I said yes meanwhile they hadn’t even agreed (laughs) but I had to use that trick to be able to get them together in the film."
"It was a wonderful experience working with these two stars, they knew I was a student at the New York Film Academy at that time.
"So, when the production started on the first day, they didn’t take part but they observed the session. When their turn came, they were very professional all the way, it was pleasant scenery all through."
je was finally released on DVD on Monday, December 3, 2012. The film is sold over N60 million at the cinemas.