Nollywood actor, Gentle Jack, who recently expressed displeasure with the neglect of action movies, which happen to be his area of specialty, has stated that Nigerian movie producers cannot afford to pay him.
Speaking on social media, the actor said there was no time he stopped acting. According to him, cable stations have refused to broadcast action movies like they show other movies.
Gentle Jack, however, told Sunday Scoop that since he made the observation, he was yet to see any improvement.
“I am an action hero and I have a passion for epic movies. Since I voiced out, the feedback has been poor. It is only a few people who responded. I am not the only person involved; it has also affected many of my colleagues who do action movies.”
While saying that he could play any role as an actor, he stated that he had a preference for action movies.
“As an actor, I am versatile. Recently, I shot a comedy movie with Wale Adenuga Production titled, Knockout. I can be involved in all kinds of movies including comedy, romance and adventure stories. But I have a passion for action or epic movies.”
Gentle Jack also revealed that he relocated to Port Harcourt about three years ago as he had been living in Lagos since he was born.
“Moving to Port Harcourt has not affected my acting career. If you are looking for me, you can always call me. But most times, producers find it hard to pay me; so, they look for cheaper options.
One thing they don’t understand is that no one can be like Gentle Jack. I thank God I made my mark in the early years of Nollywood.
I still make money from acting. Serious producers contact me for jobs. If Wale Adenuga didn’t believe in me, he wouldn’t call me for a production.”