•She Tells City People Her Story
Sexy and pretty movie actress, Sharon Francis, is now among the gorgeous actresses rocking both the English and Igbo movie industry. She features in movies back to back and shuttles between the Igbo and English genres locations. Besides her talents and skills. Sharon is gorgeous and blessed with figure 8 shape, a glowing skin which often stands her out among colleagues. This also explains why she is rated one of the finest in the entertainment industry. Sharon Francis made her debut into the movie industry in 2011 and has featured in over 200 movies and still counting.
Sharon has become a force to reckon with in the industry. She equally enjoys sharing eye-popping photographs of herself on social media with loads of followers thronging her page which enhances her rating.
Talk about a beautiful face, she has it. What about that seductive physique that could make a man rob a bank to have her? She has it.
She is also very fashionable and her glistering skin like that of a newborn baby could not be ignored.
These and many other attributes describe the screen sensation called Sharon Francis.
In this interview with City’s People’s Senior Showbiz Reporter, BIODUN ALAO, she talks about her career.
Take us through your journey on how acting started for you?
Acting has always been something I knew right from the moment I was old enough for self-awareness. It was not just a choice, it’s been who I am and when I was old enough to take bold steps, I started going for an audition, and just like a dream, I got my first role which I played so fervently and that put me on the spotlight in no time.
What movie shot you to limelight?
I would say “First Hit”. I have done so many movies that became blockbusters. Nobody forgets a movie that went viral enough to change their real names. Whenever I am out, lots of people call me “Ese Gold” and that was a character I played in the movie: “First Hit”.
Which would you say is your most challenging role and why?
Honestly, there are many of them. My most challenging role was when I was given a script to play a very calm character. People don’t know that playing a calm person in a movie entails being a wonderful actor to pull off facial expression and movements that would be a wow factor in the movie. So, when I am playing calm, I work even harder.
How do you feel being in hot demand to feature in both English and Igbo movies?
I give God all the glory for everything. It’s not by my power. To me, it’s a dream come true. Honestly, my confidence has never been stronger and it’s all a proof that hard work pays off.
Can you talk about how you started featuring in the two genres of the movie?
Well, being brought up in the Eastern part of the country gave life to my Igbo vibes in every movie and I was opportune to make a mark in the world of English genre movies too. It all started from the East and now I am going places.
Which of them is more challenging for you?
Honestly, the Ibo part, it is my dialect though, but let’s be honest here, pulling it off and still wooing people who are not Igbos, now, that is something huge for me.
At what particular time, did you realise acting was actually your thing?
It is a career that I have always had a strong passion for. So, when I was wise enough and old enough to make a decision I just followed my dream, and I am enjoying it all the way.
Who do you look up to in the industry?
I am trying to create a brand that has never been seen before in the history of Nollywood. So, looking up to someone would make that job hard for me. I admire the likes of Genevieve, Nse Ikpe and Shobowale, but that is as far as it goes.
What is your educational and family background?
I have experienced every educational chapter of this country and it has helped me, then with my family, they say ‘charity begins at home’. I am a living proof that my family helped me grow.
Tell us the difference between the Sharon on screen and the real one?
The difference is that I don’t have to be multiple people at different times. In real life, I never change, but with every script that comes, a new character and behavioural pattern emerge.
What is the secret behind your gorgeous looks?
(Laughs!) I eat healthily, drink water, stay away from toxic people and above all, I mind the business that pays me.
How do you cope with attraction from fans and opposite sex considering your hot looks?
(Laughs!) Oh I cope pretty well, I am a little bit of a flirt, but no handshake is allowed to go past the elbow and I love my fans because, without them, there is no Sharon Francis.