Some Movie Producers Sidelined Me Because They Thought I Was Not Fluent In English – Gloria Sarfo Reveals

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Ghanaian actress, Gloria Sarfo, has opened up about being sidelined by some movie producers in the country.

She revealed this during a discussion on TV3’s Ladies Circle.

Gloria indicated these producers sidelined her because they thought she was not fluent in English following her roles in the ‘Efiewura’ TV Series.

She was however grateful to Shirley Frimpong Manso who gave her a role in which she used both English and Twi.

“Before I used to get worried, I use to talk a lot. Because of the Efiewura tag, people thought I couldn’t even express myself in the English Language so everything was about I am a local actress because of Efiewura.

“I was actually told that because of my active roles in local series, I have a least chance to be given a role as a wealthy man’s daughter in any glamour movie. Like, are we that shallow?

“But thankfully, AMVCA, it was speaking Twi that got me there. Speaking twi is my identity, this is who I am. Thanks to Shirley Frimpong Manso, she knows I do Efiewura but she was like, ‘Gloria, do it your own way, blend the dialogue with the twi language if you are comfortable with it. Do your own thing’. I did that and it worked and with God, it became successful,” the Ghanaian actress said.

Not bothered about the local actress tagged, she admitted that the negativity attached made her uncomfortable.

“I play lead roles in movies that when the posters come out, my face will not be on it and the only reason I have been told is because, I don’t appeal to the target audience. And I’m like, ‘so you knew and you still brought me on to do what exactly’?” Gloria Sarfo further stated.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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