Veteran actress and Evangelist, Eucharia Anunobi have declared interest in having another relationship, after her divorce and losing her only child in 2017.
In an interview with The Sun, she talked about her challenging moments as an actress and minister of God, including her future marriage plans.
Talking about how she balances filmmaking and Evangelism, she said, “It’s quite unfortunate that a lot of people believe filmmaking is worldly and ministers of God should not be involved in it. I want to say, first and foremost, that everything about our world, the world we live in, the earth is worldly and nothing that is and was ever created is or was created by the devil. Everything that we see upon the face of the earth, its origin came from God. We can say that people began to digress to begin to produce or manufacture things that do not glorify God. Be that as it may, filmmaking is a mighty platform, a platform that has its foundation on giving out information and entertaining the world. Filmmaking is also a platform through which the gospel can be preached. So, I think it’s a wrong notion for people to think and believe that filmmaking is worldly and immoral.
“What are the roles you would rather not take now because of your status as a minister in the church?”the host asked. In response, Eucharia said, “As an actress, I’m supposed to interpret every role that has been assigned unto me. I want to say there really is not a role I will not take because to be actor or actress is a professional career, and if one decides not to do the job, some other actors will take on the job…
“However, I have one or two roles that I may not take in as much as I would act every role as long as it’s going to give out messages of reconciliation, of informing the people. So, maybe I may not take roles that have to do with me drinking alcohol or smoking (cigarette) because I don’t drink or smoke in real life. Or we would find a way around it where I may not have to i touch the cigarette or for instance, if the character is expected to drink beer, they can get a beer bottle, wash it and pour in malt, and then as an actor, I would act it as if I’m drinking and getting drunk, because that is what acting is all about, interpreting the role, trying to become the role. Then, any other role that would require an undue exposure of the body, I would not want to Topartake of it. Even prior to when I became born again and before I got ordained, I didnt take on roles where there was an unnecessary exposure of the body”, she continued.
When she was asked if she would consider giving marriage another shot, she replied, “Sure, I would want to get married. I’m looking forward to getting married. And surely, I believe it will happen at the fullness of time because God has already said that it is not good for the man to be alone. So, I am looking for (husband), I’m single. So, if you have anybody who loves me or likes me and feels that I’m the woman of his dreams, please bring him”.
As for what she looks for in a potential suitor, she gave a rather lengthy list of what she looks out for in a suitor.
She said, “The Bible said, ‘do not be unequally yoked with the unbelievers’ and ‘darkness cannot mix with light’. You cannot be someone who likes music and wanting to be with someone who doesn’t like music, it will not work. So, surely, I’m also looking for such things that have to do with complementing each other.
As I am an academician, I surely would also want someone educated and enlightened. Someone who has an open mindset, someone who loves education and knowledge as I do, someone who is romantic, someone who has the fear of God, someone who holds the things of God sacred, someone who has the consciousness of heaven, someone who has a mind of his own, someone who would respect me and someone who loves humanity like I love humanity. By loving humanity the way I love humanity is someone who will support me in ensuring we make our world, our generation a better place, who will not mind joining financial, mental, material, emotional, spiritual resources with me for us to make our world a better place”.
Eucharia Anunobi recently bagged her Ph.D. in Christian Education and Ministerial Art from Kingdom Life Bible College International, Lagos.