Nollywood actress, Success Asibor, is of the notion that s*x exchange for movie roles is just as normal as every other thing. The fast rising act in a new interview talked about her career, her boobs, career and more.
While speaking in an exclusive interview with The Sun newspaper, fast rising Nollywood actress, Lillian Asibor, who is popularly known as Success or Vanilla in the Nigerian film industry, has revealed that there is no big deal in offering s*x for roles in movies.
Light-skinned Success who started acting professionally fours years ago, and has featured in movies like When Dreams Fall Apart, In the Greek, Triggered and many more, also narrated how the journey began and how her strong passion for acting has made her stand out among her contemporaries.
Below are excerpts from the chat;
How did your acting career start?
I have always had passion for acting ever since I was very small. I remember vividly when I was like five years old, I would stay in front of the television in the house to watch movies, then later I will start acting the same way I watched it for my mummy. Then I used to admire Regina Askia, Liz Benzon and all. I started acting from secondary school but my father said it’s over his dead body that I will act. I would go for auditioning and he will flog me. After secondary school, I stopped attending auditioning and concentrated on my education. When I got admitted to Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, in year two, my immediate elder sister bought me a form to attend a movie audition. I told her ‘I’m scared, will you go with me?’ And she agreed to go with me. That sameday, I was auditioned and chosen. That was how I started acting in Edo State.
Like how many movies have featured in?
I don’t have the number off hand but I could remember some titles like When Dreams Fall Apart, Made on Mission, Desperate Bankers, Shattered Dream, Evil in Me, Triggered, which was produced by me and lots more.
Considering the nature of your job, do you think you would be able to stay long in the industry?
Sure, I will stay long in the movie industry. I’m not in it because everybody is there, I’m here because of my passion for acting, this is me and all I love to do. As the saying goes, ‘nothing good comes easy’. If I am not on set for two weeks, I’ll feel I’m not where I’m supposed to be. I love it when I am on set.
Has any producer told you that if I don’t have s*x with you, I won’t give you role?
Yes, several times and I don’t see it as a big deal. It happens in other industries too. There’s always sexual harassment in other sectors; you see lecturers asking their students for s*x before they can pass them. Even some bosses in corporate organisations ask their subordinates for s*x before they can be promoted. But the ability to make you stand out, makes you who you are. I can’t say because I’m not picked for a role, I will now go and sleep with the producer or director. Never! That’s not me.
You once said that your boobs are your selling points, how do you maintain them to remain your selling points?
I used to think that my boobs are my selling points, but now my brain is my selling point because I have a lot in there that is very profitable for the movie industry. As for my boobs, I don’t tie wrapper on my chest for any reason, because it sags the boobs. I don’t wear bras with iron underneath and I don’t sleep with my bra on.
Is Success Asibor in a relationship?
I am in a relationship, but I’m single and not married. I am always ready to mingle.
Is your man comfortable with the nature of your career?
Yes, he’s very comfortable with my job; he loves it so much. Anything I do, he’s always supporting me and he’s very, very understanding.
What kind of guy would you like to settle down with?
First of all, he must be God fearing, understanding and very romantic