Ghana based Liberian actor, Frank Artus, has said he has not gotten to the point where he can give up his career as an actor to go into full time politics.
Frank, who played an instrumental role in the election of former World Best Footballer, George Oppong Weah, has said his passion still remains with being an actor thats why he is not lobbying for a political position despite his close relationship with the Liberian President.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with MzGee, Frank Artus said: “The thing is, I still have passion for what I do. And I don’t want to get to a point where I will limit myself because I want to be a minister. I haven’t gotten to the point where I want to settle down and forget about my career and have one or two movies shot in a year. I still want to be as active as I used to be.
He added: “I do have a desire for politics which will come at a gradual timing and process. But if I want a ministerial job, I would have gotten it. That shouldn’t be a problem. That’s one of the least problems on my list. My wife is actually the Minister of culture and Entertainment so if I wanted that position, I would have gotten it easily”.
He however suggested that he would want a more subtle government appointment where he won’t have to be limited to what he does as an actor.
“I would prefer being an ambassador at large, peace ambassador or a board chairman. That way, it doesn’t limit me from what I have to do.” He said
The actor who has featured in more than 100 movies including Nollywood and Ghanaian films was born in Montserrado County, Liberia.