Buzzing Ghanaian actress cum film producer, Yvonne Nelson has recounted her worst experience on the set of her first movie, “Princess Tyra”.
The movie was produced in 2007 by popular movie producer, Abdul Salam Mumuni and it gave Yvonne Nelson her major screen appearance while she was just a level 100 student at the university.
Yvonne Nelson in a recent Instagram post recounted that experience indicating that she was so bad at the role that even her colleagues teased her on set.
She indicated that at a point, veteran Ghanaian actor Kofi Adjorlolo was very furious about her poor acting and asked the producer to replace her.
“……the arrogant princess Tyra was in Central University level 100 when Salam called me during lectures for a meeting, i got there and realized they were shooting this movie…he told me he wanted to see how i looked in the costume, to cut this long narration short, i changed, they gave me a script and started shooting immediately, geez! I sucked! Couldn’t focus! Had no experience, they laughed and teased me!
There was a point Kofi Adjorlolo got so angry he asked salam and the director to replace me, after my last scene i whispered to one of the extras I wasn’t gonna come back the next day, she obviously went straight to salam and told him, that day was embarrassing, humiliating but guess what, it was the biggest BLESSING in my career and my acting journey, it opened many doors, the country asked who this new girl was!
In class I couldn’t even concentrate, group presentations sucked cuz everyone was waiting for me to mess up so they could laugh, (its a school thing) I had to endure this for 4years whiles acting full time, lectures started at 7am and shoot around 9am, i was always under pressure to leave school and go on set! Imagine closing from set at midnight, going for lectures at 7am and repeating this for 4years.
Haven’t even mentioned trips to nigeria etc for work! Im proud i graduated! Im proud i didn’t give up on acting! Not to bore you, if you are going through tough times( it can be anything), if you are under any kind of pressure, just know you’re gonna look back and thank those days because most blessings come from (uncertainties,dark days, disappointments, closed doors, heartbreaks etc) TRUST THE PROCESS,” Yvonne Nelson wrote.