James Gardiner explains why he struggled to kiss Tonto Dikeh on set
Have you for once imagined how the feeling would be like when you finally meet someone you admire so much or aspire to be?
People meet their mentor or people they aspire to be and sometimes get tongued-tied or even become a living robot .
Yes, a living robot.
That was what happened to Ghanaian actor, James Gardiner when he had the chance to shoot a movie with Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh for the first time.
James Gardiner in an interview with Deloris Frimpong Manso on the Delay Show revealed that he struggled to kiss Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh the first time they met on set .
According to the Zylofon signee , it was like a dream come true because he admired the actress so much and mostly watched her movies on TV.
He proceeded by saying that his unwillingness to give a simple kiss on set angered the Nollywood actress as she could not fathom why that should be a problem .
“They told me to kiss Tonto Dikeh and I said how could I kiss her? She might get angry with me. I was so scared to kiss her.My reluctance was not because I have not kissed a woman before, but it’s one thing to kiss a woman in your own space and another on the screens. I mean, this is someone I used to watch on the TV and admire so much, so how can I kiss her just like that?”
“I was so scared that the director had to pull me to the side and talk to me, and she (Tonto Dikeh) was even getting annoyed because I was struggling to put myself together for the act.”
James Gardiner has featured in numerous Ghanaian and Nollywood movies, some of his movies are My Husband's Secret, Happy Death Day, Broken Mirror, A Night with her et al.