Beverly Afaglo is shedding light on how marriage and childbirth draw women back in their showbiz careers.
According to the actress who is a mother of two children, she lost a role in a series due to her motherly roles.
Beverly recalls that at the time, her six-month-old baby always needed to be breastfed before going to bed, so staying late on set became a burden she couldn’t bear.
Beverly explains that people began to protest when she chose to leave early. She continues, “Unfortunately, the producer called to tell me that I should stay home to perform my motherly duties,” and her role was dropped in later seasons of the show.
“Being married definitely slowed me down because some of the directors told me they couldn’t cast me for certain roles which I played previously because I’m a wife.
“I love that they give me such respect but as an actress, it is my duty to act irrespective of my marital status; so if I can perfectly play a role, I don’t see the reason why I should not be given the chance,” she stated.
The “Single Six” actress cited a number of female celebs like Beyonce and Ghanaian singer, Becca among many others have been through similar situations.
“Look at Beyonce, because she is a big brand, her team is able to push her works when she brings something out but we know all that this is the Beyonce we knew before marriage because being a wife and a mother affected her.
“Same with Becca, she was very loud and everywhere but that is not happening with her now. You have colleagues you started with, they are single so they will keep working and then, childbirth also slows you down since you can be off for a year and half.
“And then by the time you get back to business, people have taken over your position,” she said during an inerview on Accra based Kingdom FM.