Movie stars who claim to have made a fortune from acting aren’t telling the truth – Pascaline Edwards
Award-winning Ghanaian actress, Pascaline Edwards has said that her colleagues who claim to have earned a great deal of money from just acting are telling lies.
Speaking on Onua FM’s ‘Adwuma Adwuma’ with Felicia Osei, the 53-year-old actress-turned-fashion designer said the movie industry alone as a stream of income would not be able to provide anyone with the requisite resources to build a house or start a business.
“Whoever in the industry says they’ve made a fortune from making movies is a liar,” she said.
Pascaline Edwards also mentioned that acting was a passion-driven job and could propel you to celebrity status.
“The movie industry propels you to a certain level. It gives you a brand. You may get Brand Ambassadorial deals and endorsement which can be lucrative but the income from the movies and set is inadequate,” she pointed out.
She also admonished the youth and upcoming actors not to rely entirely on the funds they receive from movies but to venture into other profitable businesses.
“If you have to sell groundnut and maize as your regular day job do that and add the acting as your side hustle because it’s really a hand-to-mouth industry,” she said
“GBC still owes me 5000 cedis old currency, which is now about 50 pesewas in the new Ghana currency,” Edwards who has had a career spanning over 30 years said, also citing the failure of production houses and filmmakers to pay them their wages.
Pascaline Edwards was Ghana’s Best Female Actress in 2002 and is celebrated as an iconic actress who played several diva roles in her prime. She has acted in over a hundred movies and a number of stage productions.