X Factor contestant Lorna Simpson has talked about the shame she feels after appearing in the straight to World Wide Web low budget film ‘Hood Loyalty’, released last month.
When asked about the explicit sex scenes featuring her and Jeremiah Kirlew, Lorna said:
I’m so ashamed I took part. It wasn’t even lots of money, I just thought it would help my career. We weren’t actually having sex. It was just acting. I didn’t realise it would be explicit, but by the time we came to film the scenes it was too late for me to back out.
“I wish I’d never done it. I hope people won’t judge me. I really want to be a singer and I’m so grateful Sharon Osbourne has put her faith in me.”
Lorna was apparently only paid £150.00 for the role.
In response actor and the film’s creator Jeremiah Kirlew posted this badly written message on his website:
Hood loyalty is the best film i have complete to date. The clear progress i’ve made since my 1st film “payback” in 07 shows a lot more than a young black man’s “gangster film” , instead “hood loyalty” carefully depicts the streets and peoples loyalty. the media called it gangster film but i gave the movie the name “hood loyalty” ; there is clear difference. in reference the female focus of attention, she say’s I put up the film out of spite, which is poppy cock.after all actors involved agrees to their roles in script, then successfully played their roles & stuck to the script agrees ,i put up what we all agreed to. The first scene I and Lorna Simpson ever done together was he sex scene no one ever came to me and told me anything anywhere along the lines of “don’t put it up”, the female focus of attention is grown women and she new what she was doing at the time. i make moviez; i cant imagine a successful or determined up&coming director halting an entire project because one persons plans changed after the film was completed.
‘I didn’t realise it would be explicit, but by the time we came to film the scenes it was too late for me to back out’.
Sadly there are young women in the world, desperate to forge out careers in entertainment who end up in uncomfortable situations like this and then feel they have no power and no voice to just say NO.
As for Jeremiah…
Lorna is not the one who should feel ashamed, no, poor excuse for a film director/writer Jeremiah is the one who should feel SHAME for making such an awful film.
I would advise aspiring young actresses looking for their ‘big break’ to stay far away from future Jeremiah Kirlew amateur film projects especially if they are required to appear in a sex scene. It doesn’t come any more lower budget than ‘Hood Loyalty’ and those particular scenes were gratuitous, amateur, sleazy, and an opportunity for Jeremiah to get his rocks off.
Lorna I wish you the best of luck while on your X Factor journey.
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