She has talent and she has brought it on in many of her films but like every actor, there are some roles that still haunt or define their careers.
For Christabel, her role in Room 202, where she got rather too cosy with Frank Artus hasn’t left the tongues of some people who believed the actress really turned on the fire.
“When they brought the script, I read it and they told me the people I would sleep with in the movie. I just had to get into the character and I started acting it out” she told Potpourri in a recent chat.
In the film, she and Frank had to do many kissing scenes which they did with passion and so much conviction that it was almost real.
“It’s real. The kisses are real. In ‘Kingdom of Pleasure’, ‘Kingship’, Frank Artus and I kissed and touched very well because he’s my friend. We were always on set together and we talk once in a while, so we had to make it real” she confesses.
“In that film, Frank Artus came back from America and he was asked to marry his late father’s wife, Ngozi Ezeonu who was much older, as tradition demanded. He refused because he wanted me. So, he used to come to town to visit me and we make love. In the movie, ‘King’s Throne’, I also did a raunchy role with Frank Artus where it looked as if we had real sex, like he was really inside me and I was enjoying it. Most people believed it was real, but the people who were in there know that we didn’t do anything”, she added.