Funke Akindele narrates how she was denied movie roles because of her looks
Funke Akindele recently shared some inspiring and relatable experiences from her path to success.
She revealed on Toke Moments, the podcast hosted by Toke Makinwa, that there was a time when she was repeatedly denied movie roles simply because some people thought she was ugly.
She shared how movie makers would make unpleasant comments about her physique and looks. These hurtful remarks would make her break down in tears multiple times. She said, “A lot of times I would break down, go into the bathroom and be crying.”
Thankfully, Funke mentioned that Iyabo Ojo, another talented actress, stepped in to support her. Whenever movie makers refused to cast Funke, Iyabo Ojo would intervene. However, even when she did get roles, they were often minor ones.
Funke Akindele said that she didn't let those hurtful comments and setbacks define her. She believed in herself and her talent. She continued to work hard, and her determination paid off. Funke is not only a celebrated actress but also a successful filmmaker.
In addition to her acting career, she produced and acted in the Prime Video series "She Must Be Obeyed," showcasing her incredible talent and storytelling skills.
Funke Akindele shared a message to all aspiring actors: not to let others define them.