Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, over the time has been known with his roles of acting as a wicked man especially a wicked chief and that has made fans wonder if that is his personality in real life.
Bothered by his kind of roles, the actor opted for comic relief roles which to some extent have brought out the comic side of him and he has become a force to reckon with when it comes to comedy movies.
In a recent interview with Vanguard, the actor explained that he has been embarrassed on several occasions due to his wicked roles and that prompted him infusing his comic side to the bad side so has to help ease tension.
“I wouldn’t call it affinity. Years ago, I found out that most of the scripts that were brought to me didn’t have comic relief; I was always given roles of a wicked man and I got to understand that most of my fans were not pleased with it. Some of them felt it was something real, and the consequence was that whenever I stepped out in public, I was caught in embarrassing situations.
“I then decided to be infusing comic relief even when I’m playing wicked characters because I’m a veteran screen writer. In the early 80s, we were operating in NTA Enugu, which was formerly Anambra Television Channel 50, so the talent is there, and I combined it with the wicked roles they were giving me. The result is that when you are watching me play a wicked role, you will still have cause to laugh, and ease your tension. In fact, I have achieved a lot by doing that,” he said.