Why I Wouldn’t Play Romantic Roles - Mercy Johnson 
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Why I Wouldn’t Play Romantic Roles - Mercy Johnson 

Pearl Emmanuel

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, has revealed that she would not take on romantic roles.

The actress made this revelation in a recent interview while premiering her latest movie, ‘Legend of Inikpi.’

According to the actress and mother-of-three, she has outgrown romantic roles and feels that such roles should be reserved for younger women. She did not fail to mention that she was answerable to too many people, including her husband and kids.

Maintaining that she wants to remain an exemplary mother for her kids, she stated that she would not want her job to come between her and her family.

“When I do that, what would the younger girls do? When you grow past a certain level, you try to go ahead and do better. For me, you don’t need people to tell you what’s right or wrong,” she said.

“Age is telling on me. I’ve grown past that level, I’m answerable to too many people: my husband, my kids. I hate to embarrass them in any way. My daughter is growing.

“She gets hold of my phone sometimes, begins to google, and goes like, ‘Mum, my friends said…’ And they’re very inquisitive.

“I don’t think it’s (playing nude scenes) something I want to do to make my kids question me in any way or have something in their mind that they want to ask and they can’t.

“My sense of maturity is better, my judgments are better. Some of the errors I made in the past are things that I wouldn’t do now. Some choices I made back then I wouldn’t make now.”

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