Acting: ‘I don’t have so much time for little money’ -Uti Nwachukwu
After the movie ‘Mummy Dearest 2′ in July, Nollywood actor and TV anchor Uti Nwachukwu has not starred in any other movie.
While speaking with Sunday Scoop, the artiste who has starred in several movies in past said the hiatus was due to fact that acting doesn’t pay his bills, adding that he was not ready for that kind of life.
The handsome actor also said he prefer TV presenting to acting.
“I haven’t been in the country, but I am back now. I took a break from acting because it doesn’t pay much and I am not ready for that kind of life. I don’t want to pretend about it; so, I am only focusing on what brings greater remuneration, which is television presenting and hosting of events, he said.
“Acting would just be a hobby because honestly, producers can’t afford to pay what I want to earn. But I will not stay away from movies totally; I will pick only exceptional movies instead of featuring in all the ones I am invited to partake in. I don’t have so much time for little money. I am not here to pretend all is well. I am in the industry to make money; I am not in the industry to play.”
He dismissed a claim that he did not attend Yomi Casual’s wedding. According to him, he did show up at the ceremony but spent only a short period because he had other things to attend to.
He, however, said despite the fact that his colleagues were getting married, he was not in a rush to do same.
“I will marry at the right time and marriage is not a competition. Once I find the right person, nothing will prevent me from getting married. I am an adult and my parents are educated. Therefore, they can’t force me to get married,” he added.