Entertainment: Why men stare, admire my boobs –Ruth Eze
Although Ruth Eze is a graduate of Business Administration, she has a strong passion for acting. In this interview with ABIOLA ALABA PETERS, the Imo State-born actress talks about her sex life, passion and how she conquered the fiercely competitive movie industry.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m from Imo State. We are five in our family. I am a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin City but I ended up becoming an actress.
How long have you been an actress?
I have been acting professionally for the past six years, but since I was a child, I have always been dramatic. My mother told me that when I was a baby, I loved drama, dancing and anything that would entertain people.
If you loved entertainment that much, why didn’t you study arts in school?
I also loved business; statistics to be precise. Actually acting is an inborn thing; I knew I had what it takes to be a good actress. However, I would be going to London very soon to do my masters, which would be in Theater Arts.
Which movie shot you to limelight?
‘Pregnant Hawkers’ gave me the leverage. Then ‘Painful Betrayal’ with YulEdochie also brought me in the spotlight.
We know the industry is flooded with lots of upcoming stars, what stands you out?
My reactions are my strength. My pretty face and nice boobs are also part of my selling points. All the directors I have worked with often tell me that I have good facial expressions while interpreting a story.
You just mentioned that your boobs are part of your selling points; do you also get harassed because of your endowments?
Yes of course! I get that plenty of times. But I am a matured person. I know how and when to draw the line. Sexual harassment to me is not a problem at all. In fact, I even like it when men stare and admire my boobs. Lots of people are not as endowed as I am; so I’m excited to be this heavily endowed up there.
How about sex in exchange for role or money for a role; have you ever been a victim?
No! Not all. I know sexual harassment exists, but I have not been involved. As for money for a role, that often happens in Asaba and it’s not fair on upcoming stars. I hear lots of people have been victims to that. Anyway, I strongly believe that, if you are thick, and know what it takes to be a good actress, nobody would want to exploit you. You can’t be harassed by any producer because you know your games well.
You are a very beautiful lady, who is the lucky guy behind this beautiful smile?
I’m still single and ready to mingle.
What kind of man would win your heart?
I want a hardworking and honest man. I am very honest; I don’t entertain lies and deceits. I don’t like men that depend on women to feed them. I want a very happy guy that would also be caring and romantic.
How about a man with a rich pocket?
Of course, I want a comfortable guy, chubby, dark and handsome. I am obsessed with dark guys.
In five years’ time where do you see your brand?
I want to be married with kids. I want to be with my family. I really love family. I also want to be one of the most popular faces in Nollywood.
Will you quit acting for marriage?
Never! No man born of a woman can ever stop me from acting. I love being in the movies, it makes me happy. So why would a man that claims he loves me deprive me of my happiness. Even when I’m pregnant, I will still be on location.
Which of your male colleagues do you have a crush on?
I love John Dumelo, the Ghanaian actor; he is dark and cute. In my mind, I’ve married him over and over again. He is my prefect kind of guy. In fact he is my every day crush.
So you can marry a non-Nigerian?
I don’t do tribalism or have issues with inter- state or inter-country marriages. If Majid Michel was fair, I would have gone for him. He is also a very nice guy. We have worked together in some movies. Majid is humble and encourages upcoming stars in every way he can.
When was your first kiss?
Well, it was when I was boarding in a secondary school in Kwara State. It was a Muslim school. His name is Lai; a kid from a rich home. We didn’t really date, but you know, he gave me my first kiss.
How long can you stay without sex?
It depends. I can stay long without it. I can stay six months without a man but ‘I go dey do touching body oh’. If my guy is not here or based abroad, I have no choice than to endure and do ‘self-help’.
Do you subscribe to sex toys?
I don’t do sex toys. Believe me, you won’t find any of those funny stuffs in my bedroom. However, I don’t judge anybody that is helping herself with sex toys. I don’t take life too seriously. If you know whatever rocks your boat, have fun and be happy. Life is too short to be unhappy.
What is the idea behind your recent visit to one of Lagos’s suburb, Ajegunle?
The idea is simple, I was looking for a place where I can celebrate with those that don’t have the privileges we have; like good houses and all, and my team suggested Ajegunle, since it was a good idea, we went there and it was fun.
Do you think such moves should be considered only on Valentine’s Day?
Not at all, Valentine’s Day is not only for lovers or married couples. It’s also a day we should reach out to the less privileged and the needy; even those in prisons need to be shown some love. I celebrated my day with some beggars and I felt so fulfilled inside of me feeding the hungry in my own little capacity. I gave them food, drinks and money. I had to feed some of them who were not capable of feeding themselves. That’s my own little way of reaching out to those that really need love. At a point I was so moved to tears, seeing how they were almost fighting for food; probably they haven’t eaten well for so long. Painfully, most of us had so much to eat and even threw a lot in the trash on that day. Let us all learn to show love and not to hate.