Actress, Uche Jombo Rodriguez, has refuted claims that her 2012 marriage to a Puerto Rican, Kenney Rodriguez, has affected her acting career and that she is still very still active in the industry
In a chat with The Punch’s Sunday Scoop, the actress said the decision to choose movie roles carefully had nothing to with her marriage. She said, “Marriage didn’t stop me from acting regularly. Even before I tied the knot, I had already started selecting projects I do. I choose my projects now because I am not interested in being in every film again. Also, if people cannot see that I am good for a certain role, I don’t need to convince anyone at my level. I have been acting for 18 years and I have matured in the business. I got into acting at a young age, but I need more time to promote the projects I do and still focus on my marriage.”
Despite featuring as a women leader in a new movie, Dr. Mekam, Jombo says she doesn’t have plans to venture into politics. “My best friend in Nollywood, Desmond Elliot, is already a politician and do I like him since he became a politician? I cannot say. I don’t have plans for politics, but I will still be vocal about Nigerian politics.
“I feel the way politics works all over the world has a lot to do with acting and I am already an actor. I don’t think I want to be acting in my real life. Politicians literally act when they should take it as a profession,” she said.