Tracking the history of leading actresses who won the Oscars, the Daily Mail recently established in a research that 63 per cent are more likely to have a shorter marriage than those who don’t win the famous award.
The hustle of being a sought-after entertainer will most likely cause many young female entertainers to postpone marriage and child bearing until much later in life.
Charming actress Beverly Afaglo, who is married to hiplife artiste Eugene Baah aka ‘Praye Ho Ne Ho’, says although she missed being in front of the camera during her pregnancy, she has no regrets taking time off showbiz to deliver their baby.
The actress said that her period of pregnancy was the time she had the most acting offers.
“When I got pregnant and it started showing and I couldn’t work again, it was very difficult for me because it was as if all the producers decided to call me at that time. I could feel my body going through changes in the first three months but I thought I could take up one or two engagements before my belly got bigger, but my husband said no because he had also noticed the body changes”.
“He said to me, ’Your features are changing. When someone sees you in a movie and doesn’t realize that you’re pregnant, he’ll say you’re not pretty and you know most viewers like to see pretty looking actors”.
The actress disclosed that she was even compelled to turn down one particularly attractive offer to feature in a movie in Italy during her pregnancy.
In spite of these losses, she said “I’m happy now because since my baby came, we’ve had such a great feeling.”
Many women in entertainment receive a lot of media attention when pregnant but the About To Wed, Single Six, Heart of Men and Never Again star said that she preferred to be discreet about her pregnancy.
“When I was pregnant, I tried as much as possible to hide it from the media so there were premieres and other events that I was invited to that I declined to attend because I didn’t want to be noticed.
“I was home most of the time and I tried to be a good wife because that was the beginning of my marriage”.
Asked what it was she’d missed most during the period of pregnancy, the actress expressed “basically I think I miss the camera…I miss the fact that I couldn’t get a script to read and get a new story on my mind…how to start reflecting on my character and how to go on set and see the crew members and have fun while working together”.
Responding to what challenging role she’s played as an actress, Beverly disclosed that she’d not played that role yet.
|Source: Graphic Showbiz|