Actress & Mum, Ufuoma Mcdermott Speaks On Juggling Career And Family, Sustaining Friendships & Staying True To Oneself

Celebrity mum and actress, Ufuoma Mcdermott has shared on her life beyond the big screen during a new interview with Inside Nollywood.  Famed for her excellent role interpretations, the mum-of-two is also adjudged to be a darling friend and lover of family owing to the friendships that she has shared with some of her colleagues as well as her disposition towards family.

Asked how she built the amazing friendships she has with a few other actresses who are her close friends in an otherwise controversial industry as Nollywood, the 38-year-old said,

“ I don’t think I have ever sat back and drawn a plan saying this person is going to be my friend.

It just happens; your spirit just flows with certain kinds of people and you allow them into your inner circle.

They look out for you and you look out for them. It is something that just happens; it is not planned.”

Speaking on how she successfully juggles her acting career with being a wife and a mother, Ufuoma said,

“I don’t think there is something special because it is entertainment. It is the same way with doctors who have to go out for days and weeks.

Even teachers can be transferred and diplomats travel up and down. At the end of the day, balancing your family is dependent on you as a person, what you consider your priority and how you plan your life.”

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The filmmaker also added that she has never been under pressure to fit in as a public figure. She says:

“It is a case of ‘to each his own.’ You will feel pressured if you want to be pressured. So, I don’t feel any pressure. I am a working actor and not a social media actor. I act for real.

Acting is my day job so I am like the banker who gets up in the morning and goes to the bank, finishes from the bank and goes home.

It is the same for me. If I am on a movie set, I go do my job and I go home. I don’t feel any pressure as long as I don’t put it on myself,”

she concluded.

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