Veteran actress, Idowu Philips popularly known as Iya Rainbow has confessed that her memory flashed back to her late husband and her life’s adversities each time she is required to cry in a movie.
The 72-year-old told Saturday Punch that crying in movie did not come natural to her. Rather, she finds a way through it by remembering her late husband and some of her life struggles.
She said: “I often remember some painful incidents in my life because it is not easy to force tears from the eyes when you are not beaten. Sometimes, I remember my late husband and that often brings tears to my eyes. When I remember some things I am asking from God but have not received, it brings tears to my eyes. You know that sometimes we cry to God when we ask Him for things. That is how I do it.”
Recalling her late actor husband’s last moments, the mother-of-five said he was sick for two years before he died in 1984, adding that she chose not to remarry because “many men are liars.”
“I didn’t re-marry because many men are liars and I don’t like that. They come to your house, feel comfortable, you cook for them and probably have sex with them and then they say ‘I would see you tomorrow,’ but you will never see them again. I don’t like that. It is better for someone to carry one’s cross. It is just that it is not easy to raise children. I advise widows to walk in my footsteps, I know it is not easy not to re-marry but with prayers, God would help them. For instance, if I had re-married, I probably would have had other children and I would be the one to see them through school at my old age and the man might even leave me. I thought about all these and I decided to face parenthood,” she explained.