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Why I’m Acting In A Christian-Based Movie -Rita Dominic

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Rita-DominicSome days ago, prolific actress, Rita Dominic sealed a deal to act in a high budget flick. This came few days after she shone at the 2015 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMCVA), where her film, ‘The Meeting’ grabbed some awards.
Rita, alongside her manager, Mildred Okwo, were at the office of Danium Energy Services Limited, owners of Mercury Green Pointblank Pictures to sign a new multi-million naira movie deal for a role in a new flick titled ‘Mary’.
She spoke with First Weekly on the new deal and film.

Can you speak on your new movie deal with Danium Energy Service?
The movie titled ‘Mary’ is owned by Mercury Green Pointblank Pictures, a baby company of Danium Energy Company. I was contracted to act in the film as the lead actress. I was sent a copy of the script by Mercury Green Pointblank Pictures. And I liked it. So, I’ll be working with the film executives, Mr Kingsley Ogbor and film Director, Afe Olumowe. So, I just got signed to be the lead actress in the film and I’m happy about it.

What do you expect from this project?
First and foremost, I need to thank Mercury Green Pointblank Production for considering me for the laudable movie. What’s important to me is the story. I’ve been speaking with the Director, Afe Olumowe and Executive Producer, Kingsley Ogbor and they appear to know what they are doing. They seem to have a good team and hopefully, I think we are going to come out with a very good project.

What is the movie all about?
I don’t think that the owners of the movie would want me to divulge the information for now as it’s still in the pipeline, but what I can tell you is that ‘Mary’ is a Christian movie, or should I say a Christian-secular movie. More information will be revealed about it very soon.

Why did you decide to accept to participate in such movie since you are known with secular films?
It doesn’t matter at all, you know, we have to tell our stories; stories that will change lives. Like I said earlier, I find the story quite interesting. It’s something fresh. It’s something I’ve never done before. I’ll be playing two characters! This is going to be a bit of challenging for me, but I’m up to the task. Since I started my career, this is the kind of roles I look out for; stories that can stretch me beyond my limit. That’s what I find interesting about the script.

You are sounding like you are too old in this industry
I am not trying to sound too old, but I’ve been doing this for 17 years. This is my 17th year and I think it will get to a point in one’s career when you don’t want to accept just any script anymore, you become highly selective with the roles you play. You want to be in control through selection. As you get older, you just want a movie that will challenge you, and bring out another side of you. That’s what I feel this movie, ‘Mary’ will do for my career.

When is the shoot starting?
We are starting from the first week of next month (April), and we will be shooting for days.

Is this your first ever Christian-based role?
Yea it is. Although I’ve acted occasional role as a Christian sister in one or two secular Nollywood movies, this certainly will be my first full role in a Christian movie.

Would you mind revealing the worth of the deal?
I don’t think I want to do that for security reasons. But the amount is mouth-watering. It’s exciting.

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