Doing ‘Efiewura’ Badly Affected Me - Gloria Sarfo
Gloria Sarfo narrates as doing movies in her native language has cost her image because producers would not want to cast her in English speaking movies
Gloria Sarfo has confessed how doing Twi-speaking movies negatively affected her brand as an actress.
According to her, English movie producers deliberately side-lined and downgraded because they felt she was too local to star in their movies due to her local language.
They did this because they thought she was uneducated due to the way she mastered her role in the ‘Twi-speaking’ Efiewura series.
Her professionalism indirectly cost her more roles in English-speaking movies due to the beef that English-speaking producers have for local producers.
“There was one thing that was affecting my brand; the fact that I was doing ‘Efiewura’. You know, we all believe in speaking English. If you do something in your local language, you are neglected. Someone told me if I did not do English movies, I wouldn’t get to play the role of a rich man’s daughter,”
The Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) award winner she stated in an interview with Citi TV.
Gloria Sarfo highlighted the times she played lead roles in some movies but was never used for promo works.“Sometimes, I did movies, and they would not even put me on the poster,”
Gloria’s role in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later, landed her the ‘Best Supporting Actress at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
She recently starred in “Perfect Picture 10 years Later.” which is an acclaimed romantic comedy under the production of Sparrow Pictures. Multiple-award winning film-maker, Shirley Frimpong-Manso has assembled the cast on the back of a new plot for ‘The Perfect Picture – Ten Years Later’ movie.
Speaking in an interview with NEWS-ONE, the actress disclosed how bad she felt when she was denied in her first audition to grab a role in ‘Perfect Picture’ 10 yrs ago but feels super happy being called up now.
“I auditioned for the movie but I didn’t get any role to play. I just enjoyed it in the cinema. The movie was fine and perfect. 10 years after I was able to get a role, I was like, this is fulfilment. I am super fulfilled to part of the cast of the new Perfect Picture"
"Though I have done other productions for Sparrow Pictures, it's great being part of Perfect Picture 10 years Later.