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‘I adopted the habit of smoking to play a movie role’ – Jackline Mensah


Actress and TikTok sensation, Jackline Mensah, has shared insights into her unique method acting approach for her role in the upcoming movie “Tripping.”

During an interview, Jackline revealed her dedication to embodying her character, Peggy, which involved immersing herself in unfamiliar habits, such as smoking packs of cigarettes on set.

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Directed by Yvonne Nelson, “Tripping” centers on the adventures of Cole, played by comedian Hogan, and his companions as they navigate unexpected obstacles during a retreat.

Jackline’s portrayal of Peggy required a deep exploration of the character’s complexities, prompting her to undergo an intensive preparation process.

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In a discussion on Happy FM, Jackline opened up about the challenges she encountered while preparing for the role.

“It took me like six months to get my complexion back after filming,”

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She admitted, underscoring the demanding shoot that required navigating diverse locations and enduring physical challenges.

Despite the role’s intensity, Jackline welcomed the chance to demonstrate her acting versatility.

“I played the role of Peggy, a need in the movie,” she explained. “I was a need in the movie, which is opposite of me. I am versatile, so I didn’t have a problem with it.”

An integral part of her transformation for the character included taking up the habit of smoking.

“I smoked all through the movie. It was real smoke,” Jackline admitted. “From the first set to the second set, I smoked like two packs of cigarette. But I don’t smoke in real life. I just had to do that for the role.”

Jackline’s commitment went beyond just smoking; she even underwent piercing to truly capture Peggy’s essence.

Despite the physical toll and sacrifices, she takes pride in her performance and encourages audiences to experience the premiere of “Tripping” on Easter Friday at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra.

“I gave my character my all,” she affirmed. “I wanted to ensure that Peggy’s story was portrayed authentically on screen, and I hope audiences will appreciate the depth of the character and the journey we embarked on during filming.”

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