Veteran actor Bob Smith Jnr, widely known as Diabolo has disclosed the negative effect his role as the snake man in the famous movie Diabolo has had on his personal life.
Mr. Smith made the revelations during an interview with Hammer Nti on Kumasi based Pure FM.
According to Mr. Smith, he encountered tremendous difficulty in securing a life partner because he was turned down by all the ladies he proposed to out of fear that he might turn into a snake.
“Hammer, you know I had it difficult getting a woman into a relationship with and marrying. All the ones I proposed to rejected me because they thought maybe, I will turn into a snake in the future.”
He further revealed that he was ‘lucky’ to have married his present wife because at the time, she hadn’t watched the Diabolo movie.
“The one that I’m married to never watched the Diabolo movie by then so I was lucky. It was later in our marriage that she watched and asked me why I would act that role but you know, we were already married so there was nothing she could do”.
Mr. smith also recounted a funny incident when he attended a party in the UK where after a brief light out, some of the people at the event began to run away because they feared that he’d turn into a snake to bite them.
However, Diabolo said that he does not regret playing the role of snake man in the movie.
I won’t say I regret playing out that role. I guess there are some of the feedbacks that make you understand that you are a good actor and you executed your role to perfection but it is also a consequence I have to endure and live with for the rest of my life”.
By: Kwame Baiden @kwabaid