Being a wife and mother slowed down my career -Beverly Afaglo
Ghanaian actress, Beverly Afaglo has disclosed that even though she is presently doing well in the movie industry, being a wife and a mother negatively affected her career.
Speaking on Accra based Kingdom FM recently, the mother of two narrated how she lost a role in a series because she had to discharge her motherly roles.
Beverly recalled that at the time, her first daughter who was then at six months always wanted to be breastfed before going to bed.
After staying late into the night on set, her mother started calling her to come home to breastfeed her daughter who always breastfed before going to bed.
She mentioned that since the production, which was set to end at 5: 00pm had prolonged, everyone started complaining but she was more worried about her baby and mentioned it on set.
Unfortunately, the producer called to tell her that she should stay home to perform her motherly duties and her role was taken off in subsequent editions of the series.
“Being married definitely slowed me down because some of the directors told me they couldn’t cast me for certain roles which I played previously because I’m a wife.
“I love that they give me such respect but as an actress, it is my duty to act irrespective of my marital status; so if I can perfectly play a role, I don’t see the reason why I should not be given the chance,” she stated.
The actress who has gained popularity for her roles in movies such as “Single Six”, “Turn Me On”, “Bachelor’s”, “Equatorial Escape”, “Girls Connection” , “ Northern Affair” and “Aloe Vera” said she is not bothered by that considering that a number of female celebs like Beyonce and Ghanaian singer, Becca among many others have been through similar situations.
“Look at Beyonce, because she is a big brand, her team is able to push her works when she brings something out but we know all that this is the Beyonce we knew before marriage because being a wife and a mother affected her.
“Same with Becca, she was very loud and everywhere but that is not happening with her now. You have colleagues you started with, they are single so they will keep working and then, childbirth also slows you down since you can be off for a year and half.
“And then by the time you get back to business, people have taken over your position,” she noted.
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