Good Girl Never Gone Bad -Martha Ankomah
Most actors get to play different roles in their line of work and many Ghanaian actors will admit to having played the good, the bad and the ugly. With time, actors become synonymous with just one of the many roles they have played and viewers who are unable to distinguish between real life and the make-believe of film easily tag actors as husband or wife snatchers, womanizers, criminals and, for those who are fortunate, kind-hearted individuals.
Actress Martha Ankomah has, on occasion, played the maid servant and school girl, but her raunchy romantic roles in movies may have earned her the status of a sexual icon among some admirers. In an interview with me, Martha said although she was only human and had shortcomings, she still believed she was a very good girl.
As one whose supposed sensuality has become a matter of public interest, the actress must have a way of coping with the often spicy rumours that characterize the lives of people in entertainment.
Martha says she’s grown a tough skin for rumours. “People say a whole lot of things about you as an actress…people say things they don’t even know about you. Look at me, I went to Labone Secondary School but someone claimed that I attended Achimota and that I was her classmate. One time, another person also said that I lived at East Legon but that is not true”, she disclosed.
The actress continued that in most cases, it was almost impossible to deny many of these spiced-up tales in the public domain. So she’s had to let them pass like water under the bridge. “You hear a lot of things, but you can’t defend it, some maybe you might but is it even necessary? You just have to move on with your life…as far as you’re ok with God, you’re ok in life” she stated.
When quizzed about reasons for often being cast for sizzling and sometimes sexually explicit roles, she responded “I don’t play just one role…I play many different roles, but I believe that maybe the producers or the directors I work with think I’m good in a particular role or rather versatile.
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