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How We Deal With mouth Odour On Set – Yvonne Nelson, Others Share Experiences

Actress Yvonne Nelson

Fails in movies scenes are normal occurrences, but three Ghanaian filmmakers say some of the fails are deliberate due to circumstances beyond their control.

Of such, all three guests who appeared on Adom TV‘s Ahosepe Xtra show unanimously agreed that the issue of mouth odour has caused them to break character during filming.

Yvonne Nelson, Diamond Michelle (Shatta Michy) and James Gardiner revealed they had had experiences with co-actors who took them aback with a foul smell.

On Yvonne’s part, she told host Black I that she was vocal enough to alert production on the ordeal she was facing and politely declined the kissing scene.

Fortunately, she said she perceived the mouth odour during rehearsal and immediately requested the director to edit the script.

“You know typically we have rehearsal where we run lines and act it out before the actual shooting. When you get closer, you’d realize all is not well. You’ll tell the director that as for this one, I cannot pull through.”

Yvonne added that she would not put herself in an uncomfortable position because an actor failed to observe personal hygiene.

James Gardiner also contributed that his experience made him cancel a whole scene.

According to him, the person was an up and coming actress who was fortunate to be cast alongside mainstream thespians.

He recollected that it was a Pascal Amanfo production, and being friends with the producer; he called him aside to express his dissatisfaction.

“I did not let the girl know she had a problem, but when I perceived it, I became confused. So I excused myself to the washroom, and while there, I signalled PM to call me the director, and I explained the situation to him”.

“It was very bad; no, it wasn’t good,” he recounted.

Compromising to get the scene shot, he said he opted for a hug and later lay on the bed to shoot that ‘off-scene’.

While Yvonne and James declined, Michy, who joined the industry not long ago, said she managed to land a peck on the person’s lip.

On how she was able to withstand the stench, she said she psyched her mind and landed the kiss very fast without breaking character.

According to her, all that was needed was a little show of romance, and that is exactly what she delivered.

Michy contributed that she did not want the actor to feel bad and, as such, did not change her facial expression throughout.

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