I Didn’t Feel Bad Losing The Oscars — Chiwetel Ejiofor
Celebrated Nigerian-British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor was in the country last weekend for the premiere of the blockbuster movie, adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun.
Showtime Celebrity cornered the ‘12 Years a Slave’ star, who played the lead character in the film as he talks about his involvement in the film, his Oscar nomination as well as his blossoming career.
"I felt fine. I felt like the film, 12 Years a Slave has been so wonderfully celebrated and it was really received in the spirit that has remained with many people across the world" said Chiwetel Ejiofor.
"I just felt incredible joy for the film itself, winning the Academy award; for Lupita winning the Academy award; for John Ridley winning the Academy award, for all of us who were nominated for the extraordinary moment". Also, for Steve McQueen an extraordinary film maker who makes rare, special and precious films.
"I felt very happy. In the end, it’s always the celebration of cinema and celebration of film".
I think it is incredible in this part and extraordinary commitment from an actor, I give credit to the profession.
"I was happy to see him win as well and I was also thrilled for her film and thrilled for the diversity that was in the entire reward system; I think the diversity in film is good for business" he said.
- culled from vanguard