Lead character in popular TV series ‘Afia Schwarzenegger’, Ellen Korkor Asante has said the most valuable lesson she has learnt since she took up the role has been that “fame can kill.”
“Sometimes, I get frightened and then I start to pray to God that the fame should not get into my head because 1 fear it would make me proud. Because I also fear that when I become proud, God would bring me down.
“When you become proud, you stop to think correctly and you do not even listen to people when they correct you. And when you are making a mistake, you continue to make it until it kills your goodwill, your good name, your beauty, your following and eventually kills you,” she continued.
When asked to explain how she handles the fame she currently enjoys, Ellen said she constantly reminds herself of what she was doing before getting on TV.
“Oh I just remember where I come from and the fact that no one knows tomorrow. I always have in mind that the people you meet on your way up are the same people you meet on your way down, so I treat people with respect. I was not doing any big-time job and always have that thing in mind, so I show maximum respect to people. I know it is God who has lifted me this high and I am nobody without the people who celebrate me and guide me on how to make it to the top. This mindset has helped me a lot,” Ellen Korkor revealed.
But she said she can’t help but enjoy the attention she gets anytime she is in public and that “It is a sweet feeling when people celebrate you”.
Korkor said the initial uncomplimentary comments she received about her body when she begun the show has minimized.
According to her she sees her stature as a normal but encouraged her fans to accept her just as she is.
The 25-year-old actress said she is ready to take up bigger challenges and cast in movies.