“La Femme Anjola”: Actor Femi Jacobs Says He Was Disappointed He Didn’t Get Lead Role

“La Femme Anjola”: Actor Femi Jacobs Says He Was Disappointed He Didn’t Get Lead Role

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Nollywood actor Femi Jacobs has shared he was disappointed he didn’t get lead role for the movie ” La Femme Anjola”.

"La Femme Anjola": Actor Femi Jacobs Says He Was Disappointed He Didn't Get Lead Role

The actor who played the lead role for Mildred Okwo’s critically acclaimed comedy feature film “The Meeting” says he hoped to snag the role of Dejare, the lead.

 

“Although I knew the role of Dejaré wasn’t meant for me, I still mentally prepared for it. Why? Well, as an actor I am jealous of juicy roles. I secretly worked on it. I read about stockbrokers and tried to project myself into the lifestyle of Dejaré, with the lines. You just never know”, Jacobs said in a recent interview.

 

Nonso Bassey, a singer and fast-rising Nonso Bassey actor was however chosen to play lead. Femi Jacobs now plays Kolapo in the film, something he finds dysfunctionally interesting.

"La Femme Anjola": Actor Femi Jacobs Says He Was Disappointed He Didn't Get Lead Role

When I was then told after ‘being tested’ that I was going to play the role of Kolapo, I found it dysfunctionally interesting. Because when I was reading about Dejaré, I had fallen in love with Kolapo, almost as a Stockolm Syndrome situation from Dejare’s perspective.

 

“The things Kolapo seemed to get away with in this story were unbelievably oppressive from my then Dejaré’s perspective. So when I learned I was going to be him. I just took off the naivety of Dejaré and assumed the attitude of one sent by the gods to set naive souls straight!”

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Femi Jacobs also gives us a hint as to what to expect from his character.

I was like that bloke in the friend zone of a beautiful damsel. Buying the food, doing the driving, running errands for my secret love interest, only to be hearing her talk about other guys and borrowing my shoulders to cry over them. Difficult something, fam.

 

Jacobs plays Kolapo, a naval officer and relative to Dejare (Nonso Bassey). The actor stars alongside Bassey, Rita Dominic, Chris Iheuwa, Ego Boyo, Mumbi Maina, Browny Igboegwu, Shawn Faqua, Bassey Ekpeyong, Paul Apel Papel and Adejumoke Aderounmu.

 

La Femme Anjola follows the story of a young and successful stockbroker(Nonso Bassey). His life is turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful woman ( Rita Dominic). She turns out to be a femme fatale that’s working with her crook husband to take him down.

 

The film, also directed by Mildred Okwo is set to hit cinemas nationwide on March 26th.

 

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