Unlike some of her contemporaries, multi-talented actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie and her husband have maintained a marriage without scandals.
In this exclusive interview she granted at a film location recently, the screen idol speaks on the ups and downs of marriage and the sacrifices she had to make to sustain a happy home. Enjoy it.
How do you spice up your own marriage, as we see more of you and your husband on Instagram?
How do you cope as a mother and actress?
I have kids, they always see me like the role model they have. So, everyday I try to do better to cover up the mistakes I made in the past. I try to make better diaries for them to avoid embarrassment, the Internet never forgets. I wouldn’t want them to grow up to see any embarrassing thing about me on the Internet. One day, I asked my daughter what she wants to become when she grows up, she looked me in the eyes and said: ‘Mummy, I want to be exactly like you’.
What kind of role you won’t play at this stage?
I think it’s nudity, any form of nudity.
What if your husband allows you?
He will never give me that consent. My husband is an Ishan man. Yes, he wouldn’t like that kind of thing. But I have to be very careful with everything I do now, because I have kids. I have to live right for them; and do everything within my comfort zone to maintain a clean slate. I have stopped doing romance roles; I now do more of comedy. I think I have enough of romance movies.
Is it because your husband gets jealous watching you kiss in movies?
From the minutes we started dating, I stopped taking body contact or body touching roles. I had to move to the next level.