Child actor, Ebube Leo Uche debuts in ‘Legend of Gatuso’
When the six-year-old Ebube first featured in a movie two years ago, for him, it was a dream come true, having exhibited the signs that show his love for the entertainment industry. Now, the eight-year-old is set to take the movie industry by storm.
Born to an actor who also dub as a film director, Ebube background helped shaped his skills having featured as a martial actor who fought battles to save people’s lives in the new movie.
Speaking on his role in the movie, he said: “I didn’t find the role huge; I have a teacher that taught me everything I know, and the director is my daddy. My daddy felt I am a better actor because I like superhero movies just like superman that can fly and save people.”
While attributing his success to his ever-supportive father, Ebube said he has watched and followed his father’s steps, which he is improving on.
“I follow my daddy everywhere he goes and so, I am used to sets and locations.”
On what fun memories does he have on set, Ebube says being around older people he can look up to and gain knowledge from makes him look forward to going on sets. “I also like it when I act with other children my age, it makes me happy and gives me the zeal to do more and better.
“I remember telling my dad when I was in his studio that I can act better than some of the actors I see on his screen, then he gave me the chance to show my talent. He made a video of me acting and posted it online, which received thousands of views. Then my father told me he will give me a try when I am a bit older. When I turned six, he wrote a script and got other actors to feature alongside with me in the lead role.
“I have also received nice compliments for the other actors and that motivates me to do more,” he said.
On shuttling between school and movie set at the time, Ebube said his father ensure he maximizes his holiday period to act on set. He also uses his after school period to train and groom his acting skills.
Ebube believed his father would love him to take up acting as a career since he has been instrumental to achievements.
He said: “When I am on set, I am bold enough to pull any scene with an actor and I am confident too. When I am at home with my sibling, I play and am free to be myself, but when I am on set, I know that I need to do just as I am told.”
While a lot of filmmakers are willing to have Ebube on their sets, his father believes that carving a niche for the young actor will set a pace rather than have him appear in just any available movie.
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