Yvonne Nelson speaks out on sex role
Yvonne, who spoke with Spectator Agoro, on Tuesday, at her Dansoman residence, said “I think that all those talking negative about the movie, especially the newspapers, just want to sell their papers because there is nothing nude or pornographic in it.”
She described the movie as “one of the best movies ever to be made in Ghana, given that it contains lots and lots of suspense which is rare with many local movies where you can tell the end from the start”.
Asked about her views on why some people were describing the movie as pornographic, Yvonne requested that “each and every Ghanaian should try and get a copy of it because it’s coming out next week, to see if you can even see someone’s nipple through her dressing.
“Really, I believe people are talking because of two reasons. The first is the fact that it’s a good movie done the Hollywood style, and which I think is the mark we should as a country and industry aspire to. All the cast played their roles well.
“And the second reason may be due to the way we designed the movie’s posters in which I’m standing with Majid and we are wearing tops,” she said, adding that “even with the poster you don’t see anything alluding to pornography.”
She explained that “the posters have been done this way because I think it’s a marketing strategy that the film-maker wants. In anyway imaginable, I’m not a porn star to be going naked on set.”
Yvonne said she accepted to play the role given her in the movie, because “I was to portray a particular character, and I did it to the best of my ability as a professional actress – nothing more, nothing less.”
She encouraged local movie-makers to try and emulate the example of film producer Abdul Salam in making the Hearts of Men, to raise the local industry close to the level, in term of quality, with the Hollywood.
“We are trying to educate and entertain, so we must do it the right way,” she said.The Heart of Men which stars Yvonne Nelson, Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel, John Dumelo,Nadia Buari, Kofi Ajorlolo, Gavivina Tamakloe, Martha Ankomah, Fred Nuamah and Eve Asare, among others, is rated PG 18 by the movie maker, and it tells the story of a young, ambitious and successful actor Richie Adams (Majid), who stumbles on an old friend Tracy (Yvonne).