Deyemi Okanlawon, a popular Nigerian actor, has described how his role in the Netflix original series Blood Sisters affected him mentally.
In the Thursday-released series, Deyemi portrayed Kola Ademola, an abusive spouse who brutalized his victims as a hobby.
The actor stated on his Twitter page on Sunday that refining his role in the film was a mentally exhausting task.
Previously, he tweeted, “Kola Ademola affected me more than I like to say, and it took me months to regain any sense of normalcy. Strangely, although I continue to feel that aggression should be addressed with justice, I now have empathy for those who carry such afflictions.
Adding to the post, he said, “As Deyemi Okanlawon, I pray to continue to spend my life defending victims of discrimination and abuse.
“However, as an actor, my craft requires that I not judge a character’s life/actions, but rather become the character to give the best performance.
To embody a character, I have to temporarily suspend my personal beliefs to truly understand who they are and why they do what they do. “
This is a mentally taxing process, and I frequently needed assistance and time to rediscover my true North after such experiences.