Leonora Jacobs, a Namibian actress who starred in “The Gods Must Be Crazy,” stunned social media with her shocking admission that she was never paid for her part.
When she was only 5 years old, Leonora Jacobs appeared in the 1989 sequel The Gods Must Be Crazy 2, but she says she never got paid for the part.
Namibian Actress, Leonora Jacobs who starred in the 1989 movie, The Gods Must Be Crazy II says she wasn't paid for her role.
She was 5 years old when it was filmed in 1985. She is 42 years old now, and lives with her mum.
She said she feels used. The movie grossed $6.3 million. pic.twitter.com/1nCSSAO26F
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In a brief video, Leonora claimed that she never received payment for her work in the legendary film. When she turned 21, they promised to pay Leonora, who is now 42, something for playing her part.
However, as of right now, she says that she hasn’t received a penny from the production company.
This comes after one of the late main actors, Nxau Toma, who portrayed the part of Xi, was also said to have received a measly paycheck for his part in the renowned film.
N!xau received only R243, which was the equal of US$300 at the time, despite rising to fame as a result of his performance in The Gods Must Be Crazy, which earned millions.