‘I’m prepared for backslash and whatever happens’ Actor Lateef Adedimeji boldly speaks on acting as Bola Tinubu
Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji has revealed his readiness for whatever may happen following his role as the National leader of the All Progressive Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the movie ‘Last Man Standing.’ Lateef Adedimeji,
in an interview with Saturday Beats, said there will be many misconceptions, especially with the current happenings in the build-up to the 2023 election.
However, he’s prepared for whatever may happen because he is only doing his job.
According to Lateef Adedimji, at first, he seemed uninterested in the role because politics can be scare and Tinubu is not a mere politician.
However, he considered that the role would be one of the defining moments in his career and would stretch him as an actor.
In his words: There will be a lot of misconceptions, especially with everything that is happening now. However, I am prepared for whatever may happen because I am only doing my job. May God see me through.
When I was told about this project, my first response was that I was not interested in playing the role. Politics can be scary, and it is something I have always tried to avoid. Tinubu is not a mere politician. He is very popular and well regarded. Also, there are many controversies happening at the same time, and this biopic will be released at the peak of all these.
“But, I also believe it will be another stretch for me as an actor. I am taking this because I want to challenge myself again. I want to see how far I can push myself again.”
He added, “Acting as a real person that is still living is always scary. It is a different ball game if the person is no longer around. But, this is somebody that is alive. He would most likely watch one act as him and if one does not get it right, he would say so eventually. It is a lot of work. I had to study his mannerisms, the way he talks, the way he moves and even how he smiles, and try to replicate that.”
“People will always have diverse opinions. But, I feel it is important for people to know that terrible things can be said about a person but they should take time to find out the truth about that individual.”