TONI TONES TALKS YOUNG ENIOLA SALAMI AND TYPECASTING ON ACCELERATE TV’S “THE WHOLE TRUTH”

Anyone that watches lots of Nollywood films knows pretty actors like Toni Tones are typecast. Before King of Boys, she had mostly played catty characters. In June, she played a spoilt bride-to-be who wants an over-the-top wedding ceremony. On 5th Floor, she played a vicious boss. But Tones isn’t averse to typecasting. In the latest episode of Accelerate TV’s The Whole Truth, she says, “It is not a bad thing; it can be a good thing. Typecasting makes sure there is constant work.” The actress also mentioned that typecasting happens everywhere, “a lot of people don’t realize that a lot of actors even in Hollywood are typecast. Your favs are typecast—Tom Cruise, Denzel—and it’s actually normal.” Tones also discussed her career-defining role as Young Eniola Salami on King of Boys, a film she almost didn’t act in. While her audition was great, she didn’t get the role she originally auditioned for (a constant issue for her then). But Kemi Adetiba took a gamble on her with Young Eniola, a more important role.

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