My mother and siblings don’t watch my movies — Yvonne Nelson

Popular actress Yvonne Nelson says members of her family do not show much interest in her acting as outsiders.

According to her, her mother has never watched any of her movies since she began her career in 2007.

She detailed that her mother has never been interested in any of her movies; those she featured in and the ones she produced herself.

“You know African mothers; they regard entertainers as unimportant. So since I started, she has never watched any of my movies before — not even one. Even with the movies I produce, she has never been to the premiers,” she told Accra-based Onua FM.
According to her, the situation is so serious that should her movies pop up on any TV channel, she is sure, without a doubt, Madam Margaret Gaddy will change the channel.

Yvonne revealed her mother has an interest in other movies, especially soap operas, but the situation is not the same for her movies because her mother simply doesn’t believe in her talent.

Even when the 37-year-old actress made a move to have her mother watch her movies together, they did not watch beyond a single scene.

“Even when I get awards, they do not even mind, same with my two siblings. When I was banned in 2010, I was very depressed and wouldn’t even go out of my room and they still did not care. They are simply uninterested”.

Yvonne said she believes her mother’s identity as a preacher is a contributing factor, as well as the erotic roles she plays.

However, she is admonishing those who believe in her talent to gather at the Silverbird Cinema on February 10 to watch her latest self-produced movie, Kotoka.

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