Not too many actresses would completely shave their hair for a movie role but Nana Ama McBrown has just done that. She has shaved all her hair in a movie calledAtemmuo (Judgement) which will be released at the end of December.
In the movie, Nana Ama shaved her hair for a trial by ordeal where she needed to prove her innocence in the death of her husband.
“I wanted to make the movie look real so I shaved all my hair. It was my first time of going completely bald in a movie,” she said.
“Although it is not out yet, I can boldly say that Atemmuo is one of the best movies I have ever shot in my acting career. I entreat everyone to grab a copy when it comes out” Nana Ama told Showbiz in an interview.
She wouldn’t, however, disclose how much she was paid to shave it all off for the role though she hinted the amount was attractive. “Yes, the money was very good but I did not shave for the money. I shaved my hair because I wanted the film to be as real as possible. I wouldn’t mind going bald again if the storyline and the money involved are good,” she added.
Asked how she felt now that the filming of Atemmuo was over and her hair was yet to grow back, the actress said she had actually killed two birds with one stone.
“My hair has started growing and I have even done another movie called School Girl with it. I feel good wearing my hair this way. I have decided not to wear a wig. I just want it to grow naturally and I am cool with that.”
Talking about the movie, Nana Ama said her poor mason husband couldn’t do without staking lotto. She constantly advised him to stop staking lotto but the very day he decided to heed her advice, he won a huge sum. They therefore left the village for the big city to start life afresh.
Out of hatred, her sister-in-law, Bruwaa played by Amanda Jissih, plans to kill her but instead kills her own brother. Nana Ama is accussed of killing her husband and has to shave her hair as she goes through trial by ordeal to prove her innocence. Atemmuo also features Lil Win and Akrobeto.