Former reality star and actress, Diane Russet, has said she does not depend on controversies to be relevant because her work speaks for her.
According to her, if she has to do something controversial to gain attention, then she is on the wrong path.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said:
“I hope that my work is good enough to get itself out there. If I have to do something otherwise to gain attention, that means I am not doing the right thing.”
She also noted that she often learnt from her mistakes to become a better person. She said, “I would say if they (people who look up to me) make mistakes, they should learn from it. Right now, I cannot really think of the mistakes I have made in my career and in life in general.
However, I have learnt lessons which have helped me to be a better person in life. I will advise them (those looking up to me) to stay in school and remain focused. They should be the best they can be.”
Speaking on how she felt after winning the ‘Best Original Drama Series’ category of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for ‘Ricordi’, she said, “I really felt excited and grateful to MultiChoice for giving me the platform for my work to be seen. Winning an award means that people love my work and the efforts I put into it to make it great. People voted for it. I cannot find the right words to quantify it. I am grateful to God and my fans for their support.”
She also stated that though she always wished to have a blossoming career, she did not know it would happen this soon. She said, “To have a dream, one has to see oneself as being successful. I saw myself (being successful) but did I see myself making it so soon. I had a dream that I would win an AMVCA someday. I just did not know when it was going to be. It has happened and I am excited about it.”