Monday, 5 September 2011


Actor Senanu Gbedawo is about to spark a public controversy with his decision to play the role of a homosexual in an upcoming movie being directed by Frank Rajah.
“I am playing the role of Bruce and I am supposed to be gay and I’m sure that will be juicy,” he confirmed in a short exclusive interview with NEWS-ONE on Friday.
He said though the movie had some gay sex scenes, he would not be having real life hard core anal sex in the movie.
“Movie enthusiasts should look out for something different, except that I am not going to be snapping my fingers on anybody. Luckily for me, this script doesn’t require that I do any sex scenes. It just happens to be very particular about the way I dress up and you know very neat kind of guy. But I happened to be conniving as well. The story is twisty. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, you get to the end and you are like oh my God, I didn’t see it coming,” he added.
Senanu said he went for that role because he felt he was being stereotyped as an actor.
“I think I have sort of been stereotyped. People see my character or they see me as a person who always wants to play handsome boy dressed in executive suit and all that of kind of thing. So I needed something that will break me out of stereotype character. So when I saw something different, I decided to be part of it,” he explained.  
The upcoming movie’s working title is ‘Love & Crime’ and has other casts such as Majid Michel, Yvonne Okoro and Eddie Nartey.
Not too long ago, John Dumelo received a lot of criticism from the viewing public for playing a gay role in a Nigerian movie.
But the actor came out to explain that he did that to educate the public about gay activities. Even with that, people would not listen to him and went to the extent of branding him as one.
Sources told NEWS-ONE that gay and sex roles in movies attracted huge fees.
Director, Frank Rajah described Senanu’s role as “normal.” 
Senanu, in a previous interview with NEWS-ONE, was skeptical about doing sex scenes as he felt that he was too new to start engaging himself in such roles.
“I want to be loved. I want to be able to do things that are good for people to say eh that actor, that actor is a great actor. So I will take myself off nudity kind of roles.”
Senanu is from a family of five boys. His parents are still alive and both of them hail from Aflao in the Volta Region. He started school in Nigeria, where he had lived for some time. He returned to Ghana to enroll at the Rev. John Teye Memorial Institute and continued his secondary education at Tema Senior High.
After, he left for the States and stayed there for a while. Upon his return, he got admission into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He had his break into Ghana’s movie industry after he played a role in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Checkmate’ which starred Ekow Blankson, Khareema Aguiar and a number of others.
He started acting at an early age after he had the opportunity to star in a TV series with Nigerian actor Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD). Since that time, he said he had always wanted to act and he nurtured that dream while in school. He joined his secondary school’s drama group and eventually became the president of the group.


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