Veteran Ghanaian actor, George Appiah Kubi, popularly known as Paa George has advised Ghanaian producers to consider emulating the Nigerian Film Industry when it comes to old men’s roles in movies.
The 81-year-old actor, is not particularly enthused about some Kumawood producers who choose young and upcoming actors over ‘experienced’ old actors in the industry for the for old people’s roles.
He made the point on the side of the final funeral rites of late actor, Asonaba Kweku Darko, popularly known as “Super OD” in Agona-Abodom on Saturday.
“You only become an adult if you want. Nigerian producers don’t recruit young guys for old men roles. They use their old experienced actors. Here, young guys dye their hairs the color white and they are good to go…” he lamented.
He noted that these same young guys charge higher than the old guys hence producers should focus on people like him if they want “experienced” old-aged actors in their movies.
“The young men charge a lot of money; it’s some of the producers who have made these things a habit. It’s really disturbing and painful. We the old men need to be featured in movies. The Nigerians are not neglecting theirs. We should do the same…” he advocated.