Monday, October 17, 2016

Actress Tonto Dikeh-Churchill opens up on her choice of role as a married woman

Tonto Dike says there are roles she can’t play as a married woman if she returns to acting

Renowned Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh-Churchill, has said there are roles she can no longer play as a married woman, stating marriage has changed the way she thinks and operates.

The ‘Sugar rush’ crooner, who got married last year, also said marriage is a blessing, not a curse or hell fire as most people have tagged it over the years.

In a chat with The Sun, the River State-born actress said, “Marriage is a blessing! It’s a new phase and level in life. Marriage from my point of view is awesome if you marry the right person".

“It is hell if you marry the wrong person. You will hear different stories from different folks. For me, I am waxing stronger and happier in marriage.”

On what attracted her to her husband, Tonto said, “If you know my husband, it would be hard to pick out what you like most about him because he is such a sweetheart. But I appreciate his efforts in making me a better woman. He has given me so much security as a husband".

“Honestly, I haven’t had anyone stand by me or want to protect me the way he does. I must appreciate him for all his love. I love him dearly. That’s why I call him my ‘King Kong’.”

The actress, who has not featured in any movie since she got married, said she was busy with her primary responsibility.

She said, “I have not worked in any production after marriage because I have been busy in my primary duties as a wife and mother. I need adequate time to build a solid foundation for my family and for a sustainable home. And I hope to be back in no distant time,” she noted, adding that as a married woman, she would no longer accept any role that comes her way now.

She said, “As a married woman a lot of things change in your life. Of course, you must have some sense of responsibility in decision making, because it is not just about your life anymore, you have a family to take care of".

“So, for the respect I have for my head, who is my husband and my neck, who is my son, I can’t play certain roles anymore. And I don’t have any regrets because my family comes first in all I do,” the mother of one added.

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