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I lost major movie roles because filmmakers criticized my physique and called me ugly – Funke Akindele



Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele has recalled how she was denied acting major roles during the early stages of her career because she was tagged as ‘ugly’.

Speaking in the latest episode of the ‘TokeMoments’ podcast, hosted by Toke Makinwa, the ‘Jennifer’s Diary’ actress said she lost major roles in Yoruba indigenous movies because of  how filmmakers claimed she was looking.

“I remember people telling me, ‘You are not fine. You don’t have ass. You don’t have boobs. You will not be in this film,” she said.


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According to Funke, she shed a lot of tears due to the discourage words from people and filmmakers who turned her down.

“And, I remember crying. A lot of times I would cry, break down, get into the bathroom and cry,” she added.

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