Since making her way to the big screens in 2005, Actor and Producer, Lydia Forson, has remained in the spotlight with stellar performances which have earned her coveted awards, such as Best Actress in a leading role at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
In the annual Fashion Issue of SCHICK Magazine – 10th edition – Lydia speaks on her different ventures behind-the-scenes, being mentally prepared during a global pandemic and more.
Here is a sneak peek of the cover story, styled by Nutifafa and photographed by Gilbert Asante:
On public perception:
“I try to remember that the concept of perfection is a farce and even the people talking negatively about my body, have their own insecurities to deal with.”
On her latest project:
“I recently starred in a movie called Us In Between, which was inspired by true events leading up to the lockdown in Ghana when COVID-19 cases started going up. It drained me emotionally and mentally because not only was I embodying the character as an infected nurse, but filming during what was and still is one of the most difficult periods for filmmakers. I had to not only dig deep into my emotions but the fear of being infected regardless of the safety protocols put in place.”
On getting the E! Nomination:
“ I woke up to the email at midnight and thought it was a prank. I like to believe that it’s just me being myself that may have attracted that sort of attention, and if that is why, it’s all the validation I need to continue being me.”
“ I’m passionate about so many different causes; ultimately I believe in humanity and care deeply about how people are treated…”
The digital version of SCHICK Magazine is on sale from the 7th of December at www.iamschick.com/buy .
Photographer: Gilbert Asante |Make-Up: Nancy Blaq | Hair: Abiba Locks |Styling: Nutifafa|Manicure: Get Nailed Ghana
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