Diane Russet, a former Big Brother Naija reality star who is now an actor and filmmaker, has described an experience that nearly destroyed her career in movies.
Diane stressed that the incident nearly caused her to give up on filmmaking as she recalled how she lost the file for one of her movie projects and had to reshoot.
She clarified that the support of her industry pals prevented her from quitting.
She gave this narration while co-starring with Elozonam in the Hip TV program Trending.
Kimoprah, a different reality celebrity, hosted the program.
“I used to think that you had to attend film school, learn all the fundamentals, and all that,” Diane added. But they [my professional pals] also said that you may pick things up on the job. I’m still learning on the job as a result. That doesn’t mean I won’t enroll in a film program. I intend to enroll in film school.
“It’s fantastic to be learning on the job. Even when I feel like giving up, they [my professional pals] keep encouraging me.
“We lost the file for one job, so I had to reshoot it, which cost me a lot of money. I also recall adding, “You know what? This is my final work. I am
“I renounced. They [my pals] often say, “Just finish watching that one, you will come back, and we will make another film,” every time. They therefore always motivate me.
‘Ricordi’ by Diane, according to DAILY POST, took home the prize for Best Original Drama Series at the 2023 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.