While speaking in an exclusive interview with Punch’s Sunday Scoop, popular Nollywood actress,Rukky opened up on her romance with snakes, lions and more, adding that she had an awesome time while holidaying in South Africa recently.
Rukky was seen as she boldly let a python move around her body. She also struck a pose with the snake on her neck.
The actress whose act of leaving a snake slithering across her body while she caressed it in a loving manner, left many of her fans wondering how she managed playing with the creatures, confessed her love for animals.
She said; “Playing with a python or lion is not a big deal. I have always loved animals and I like having them around me. I don’t see anything unusual about that.”
On whether she entertained any fear of being bitten by the reptile, she said; “What many people don’t know is that those animals were in a zoo and they have been tamed, so they didn’t pose any danger to me. I wasn’t the only one there as lots of other animal lovers were also present and they equally fooled around with the creatures.”
Dismissing insinuations by some of her fans who interpreted her nearness to the snakes to mean that she’s diabolical, she said; “Some people are boring and have a myopic attitude but I don’t worry myself about them. Since when did playing with a snake make one a witch? As an actress, what if I am required to play a role with snakes, am I supposed to turn it down? I don’t need to explain myself and my actions to anybody.”