Popular Nigerian actress Mercy Johnson had a chat with Punch where she spilled it all on her marriage, the challenges of acting, her sexiness and how she copes with the scandals.
Here are excerpts from the interview below:
On her relationship with her husband…
My husband is loving and he is an understanding man. I am so happy to be married to him. I acted a movie, â€˜Baby Oku in Americaâ€™ when I was heavily pregnant and he didn’t feel bad about it. He understands that I am an actor and sometimes, we need real life situations, like the pregnancy, to interpret a role. Not many men would allow their wife do that.
On her scandal stories…
They are all lies. I just think the media needs to do their verification well before they put any story out. Whenever I read all manner of lies about me in the media, I wonder where all of these came from and regret being an actor. But in all, I move on and take it as one of the hazards of the job. I am fulfilled as an actor.
On what she thinks about a sexy woman…
It is inbuilt. Itâ€™s just how you feel about yourself. For me, being sexy is confidence. It mustnâ€™t be about the hairstyle or the accessories or the big buttocks. Itâ€™s about you, liking yourself just the way you are.
My husband is a wonderful man. He makes my job easier and helps carry our daughter, Purity. He feeds her and she misses him whenever he is not around. As a family, we understand one another and we make whatever adjustments we have to make in order to have a good home.