INTERVIEW: Peter Edochie Reveals How He Feels About His Son, Yul Marrying A 2nd Wife
Veteran Actor Pete Edochie says his mind and does not mince words…
How did you feel about Yul taking a second wife?
I didn’t feel good, but like I said I’m a Christian and I read the Bible. Solomon with 700 wives and 300 concubines, was branded a man of wisdom . it’s his choice and for whatever reason; he decided to take a second wife, that’s what I can say.
It seems he’s a child after your heart?
All my children are after my heart. Whatever they do I am still their father, and I am very close to all of them. I don’t have a favourite one. And I didn’t raise them like that. Whatever you find in my house is accessible to all of them . I don’t contest their choices with them. If any one of them meets a girl and he’s in love with her and he wants to marry her, let that person go ahead and do so. I gave them the necessary education they require to stand on their own. I bought a car for each one of them when they graduated from the university.
But why is Yul so different from your other children?
He’s into show business and he tries to create controversies around himself. That’s why he has a lot of followers on social media.
LEGACY AT 75
If people feel that my contributions towards the growth of the Nigerian movie industry have affected their lives in one way or the other, it means that prosperity will award me good marks. Our industry is very challenging . While you are playing different characters in movies, you are still expected to live up to your billing as a man of character. Some of us, by the grace of the Almighty God, have managed to achieve what we have achieved in the movie industry. People enjoy me going by their reactions to what I do. It gives me a lot of satisfaction that people think this man knows what he’s doing. If I am remembered as one, at least, who injected some life into his audiences or spectators , I feel accomplished .
ON PHOBIA FOR FLYING
That’s true. I don’t like flying . it scares me a great deal. And I have tried as much as possible to ensure that I try to overcome that phobia but I never succeeded. If it’s possible to travel abroad in a car, I will do it. That’s why I created around me the kind of life I want to live , devoid of distractions. I have a lot of books I always read , and I have mini studio , where I play my classics music.