A kiss is a kiss – Martha

Ghana’s favourite actress Martha Ankomah says that there is only one kiss and that is the real one.

In this make-believe career, she says, when you are supposed to kiss another character, you are expected to do so as convincingly as you can; there are no two ways. “I have no problem kissing Katawire, Agya Koo or any character when my script demands it”.

The pretty actress told Showbiz  last week that, in movie acting, movements and gestures are meant to be as believable as possible. “If you fake any action in a scene such as kissing, the viewers can tell so either you are an actor or you are not”, she said.

”Cameras are being made more sophisticated and sharper every day and actors can no longer fool viewers as was possible a decade ago.”

Martha Ankomah has been admired by movie enthusiasts for her realistic acting, especially when it comes to romantic scenes. Her performance in movies such as Kiss Me If You Can, Bed Of Roses, Seduction, Heart Of Men, and Keep My Tears has won her much endearment with viewers.

Unlike some actors who are choosy when it comes to characters that they are expected to play romantic scenes with, Martha said she really did not mind who she shoots flirty or in-bed scenes with as long as the director is satisfied. She said she doesn’t have to have any  special feeling for an actor before she plays a romance scene with.

“What if I landed in a Hollywood contract and was asked to play a romantic scene with, say, Will Smith or Jim Carrey, should I say I don’t have any affection for them so will not take the contract? If so, then we don’t expect to see any Ghanaian in Hollywood.

Asked whether her boyfriend or church members don’t have a problem with the romantic roles she plays, Martha  said she doesn’t complain about her church members careers so she doesn’t  expect other’s to complain about hers. “I worship at International
Central Gospel Church and my faith in God is unshakeable but when it comes to acting which is my profession, I don’t play with it at all” says Martha.

About her now famous long drawn kiss with Majid Michel in Heart of Men, Martha explained that she needed to make the movie real. “Ghanaians will be the same people who will say the kissing is fake if I didnt act it well, so I needed to do it professionally”, Martha said.

Martha had lots of nominations in ZAAFA, AMAA and was adjudged the most favourite actress at the just ended Ghana Movie Awards.  The actress says she is grateful to any individual who buys her movies.