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How Genevieve Nnaji Pranked Me On Set Of ‘Lionheart’ – Actress Jemima Osunde Opens Up



Nollywood actress Jemima Osunde mentioned filming on Netflix’s Lionheart together with her skilled colleagues Genevieve Nnaji in a brand new interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin’ Minds,

Lionheart, Genevieve’s first Nollywood unique characteristic movie, premiered on Netflix in 2018. Different Nollywood stars who appeared within the movie embody Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Jemima Osunde, and others.

Genevieve has a popularity for her secrecy and enigmatic way of life. Jemima admitted that she had the identical thought of her prior to assembly her, however issues modified after she encountered the actress.

In her phrases: “After I obtained the decision for ‘Lionheart’, I believed it was a prank name. I had advised the individual that sadly, I had exams at college and I’d not be capable of do that undertaking, sorry. That was it.

Then a day later, he calls again and he’s like “Oh, the manager producer stated we must always get your timetable, we are going to work together with your schedule.”

I used to be like “The hell? I stated I’m not doing, is it by drive? Inform them I’ve exams in Lagos, you persons are filming in Enugu, how do I wish to do it?”

Then he was like, “Oh however Miss Genevieve–” I stated “Wait, what? Who? Which of the Genevieves?” He was like, “Genevieve Nnaji, that’s the proprietor of–“, I used to be like “Ohhh, you need to have began with that!”.

I’ve at all times wished to work together with her. At all times wished to satisfy her. And I feel the entire expertise for me was healthful.

I went there with a notion. I believed she was very strict and nah, Genevieve was cracking jokes. I bear in mind the day that I used to be speculated to catch a flight to Lagos for an examination I had the subsequent day. My medical examination which if I had missed was an automated further 12 months. I missed my flight.

So I used to be sitting in Enugu on set at 7pm once I had medical examination 8am the subsequent day in Lagos. I used to be sweating, I used to be underneath strain, and I used to be similar to I don’t know what I’m gonna do.

Anybody who has watched Lionheart is aware of it’s a couple of transportation firm. So (Genevieve) was like “Ah, ought to we reserve one of many drivers for Lionheart?” I used to be similar to honey, this isn’t a joke. I used to be underneath strain. However she had sorted it out. She already had a method out for me. So it was by some means comical for her to observe me be underneath strain and react not realizing what she had deliberate. I had the very best time working together with her.”