Nollywood actress, Ufoma McDermott’s new comedy movie, ‘What Just Happened?’ will soon hit the cinemas. The hilarious movie which will be in the cinemas across the country on September 14, 2018 features some of the finest comedians and versatile Nollywood actors and actresses like Funny bone, Segun Arinze, Toyin Abraham, Mc Abbey, Mike Ezuruonye with McDermott herself playing the lead role.
The comedy tells the story of a Professor of Mathematics who returned home after many years of living in the United States and trying to find a man. She yielded to pressure to return to Nigeria in a bid to avoid the humiliation of finding a man. An intelligent and extremely disciplined woman, she loves to have her way because of her principles. The plot of the movie is woven around her excesses and encounter with other characters while trying to settle down in Nigeria as a returnee.
“I like to call it my first feature film even though I produced ‘Christmas Is Coming Last Year’, explains McDermott. “However, ‘What Just Happened’ has been in the works for three years. I was pregnant with my daughter when I was filming it. We had to go through many hitches. We had to drop some actors. We had to rewrite the scripts at some point. I am very happy that it is finally being released.”
McDermott started a career in modelling before she discovered her talent for acting. Acting would later take the centre stage. Now her latest movie is a testament to her versatility in Nollywood. “I never thought of acting professionally, she says. I was already modelling when I started acting. I think acting took the upper hand because it pays better.”
McDermott describes the movie as hilarious comedy where she played the Professor. “The professor is a returnee from Los Angeles who thinks highly of herself. She feels because she is a professor she is better that everyone else. But she was dealt with the Nigerian way when she returned. What was supposed to be an hour journey from Lagos to Ibadan turns out to be a total disaster.”