She’s the star of the flick. She played Halima, the 13 year who was married to a man more than twice her age as his fourth wife. She interpreted the script so well you’d not guess it was her debut effort and that she stumbled upon the role by sheer luck.
Tell us about your role in the movie?
I played the role of Halima, a girl married out at the age of 13 to a man old enough to be her father. The man rapes her and she becomes pregnant and eventually gives birth. After that, she contracts VVF which gave virtually everyone the impression that she was cursed and nobody wanted to associate with her, except her mother and her husband’s first wife. She later finds out that the woman she had known as her mom was not her biological mother. Instead, a doctor that treats patients with VVF who had come to her village in search of her own daughter turns out to be her mother. Unfortunately, she dies shortly afterwards of VVF.
What was the experience like for you?
It was really fun.
What would you say you gained from the experience of working on this film?
What I gained from the experience is that as a girl, if your parents want to take wrong decisions for you like marrying you off early, try and make them understand your point.
Is this your biggest role as an actress?
It’s actually my first role and it was cool.
So, how did you get the role?
Someone, my dad’s colleague at work wanted her daughter to play the role. But my colleague’s husband didn’t like the idea, so she asked my dad if I could play the role. He was okay with the idea and that was it.
You’ve never acted before this?
No, I have not.
Would you continue after this?
When I’m on holidays, yes.