Celebrated Ghanaian actor Adjetey Anang, popularly known for his portrayal of the character “Pusher,” in the series ‘Things We Do For Love’ has opened up about his struggles with being typecast and people unable to separate him from the iconic role.
In a hearty chat with Felicia Osei on Onua FM’s, Anang revealed that his portrayal of Pusher initially caused confusion among his friends, neighbours, and even acquaintances from his past who were unable to reconcile the stark contrast between the Adjetey they knew and the character he portrayed.
“It was difficult in the beginning when I started acting as Pusher,” he explained “My neighbours were shocked and my old mates couldn’t believe it because I am not a bad boy so most of my friends tried to find out if after school I probably fell into bad company because I was a very quiet person and I am always observing”
According to the actor, he faced challenges in trying to prove to others that his on-screen persona was just that—a role he was playing.
“It was difficult for people to reconcile the Adjetey they knew and the one on the space,” he revealed.
Some individuals went ahead to believe that the traits exhibited by Pusher were reflective of Anang’s own character.
Determined to dispel such misconceptions, Anang made it a priority to demonstrate that he was only acting and that his true self was far removed from the character he portrayed.
“And there were people who believed that the character I portrayed was really my character because playing a character like Pusher then I definitely have such traits so I needed to prove them wrong that I was only playing a character and after that, I’m back to my normal self,” he shared