Actress Michelle Attoh, known for starring in the Ghanaian TV series ULTIMATE PARADISE, which was aired in the late 90’s, has tagged movie producers in Ghana as limited thinkers when it comes to creativity.
The actress who got everyone glued to his/her TV set in the late 90’s has been out of the scene for some years has marked her return after the long break.
Though she plans her return, Michelle Attoh reveals that the negative movie lines made her lose interest in Ghanaian productions, she attributed the continuous representation of Africa as a dark continent to the limited knowledge of producers.
Michelle Attoh in an exclusive interview at the press launch of the yet to be released movie ‘BAD LUCK JOE’, stated that she went out of the movie industry because she wanted to be featured in a movie that will tell the real story of Africa and not the one that everyone was used to.
“The industry is such that we have lost the art of telling the right narrative. Africa and Ghana is not a greedy, sad or destitute country or continent. We tend to tell those stories so i wanted something that will be uplifting, engaging and entertaining”, she said.
According to her, the misconception that most producers made through their movies by painting the bad picture drove her away from the industry.
“We are tired of seeing the negative side of who we are or what we represent. I wanted something that would kick start, better things or better stories that other story tellers can tell through me”, she added.
She was asked, since producers enjoyed producing these movies were they to be blamed for this?
“It is a very limited mindset and that is what they are used to”, she answered.
Michelle Attoh has been featured in the movie, ‘BAD LUCK JOE’ which will hit the cinemas on October 5th. The aforementioned movie stars Chris Attoh, Michelle Attoh, Sika Osei and Adomah. Michelle plays a role as the younger wife of Joe.