A-List Nollywood actress Ufoma McDermott, who also doubles as a former beauty queen is set to hit the cinemas with her new comedy movie titled ‘What Just Happened?’ The comedy sensation will be rolled out in cinemas across Nigeria starting from the 14th of September, 2018.
The movie boasts of a star-studded cast across the comedy and acting divide with heavyweights like Funnybone, Segun Arinze, Toyin Abraham, Afeez Oyetoro, Mc Abbey, Mike Ezuruonye to name a few alongside McDermott herself playing the lead role.
Talking to journalists, the actress stated that the making of this movie which began in 2015 took a heavy toll her; however, with the support of her husband she was able to complete it.
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.
McDermott stated that this is her first feature film, despite producing ‘Christmas Is Coming Last Year’ which was more like a romantic comedy. She further explained that ‘‘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 especially with the help of Bovi. I am very happy that it is finally being released.”
She describes the movie as the 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 than 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.”