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.

Speaking in a short video clip that is circulating on social media, Leonora said that he never got paid for acting in the classic movie. Leonora, who is now 42 years old, revealed that they promised her that when she reaches 21 years they will pay her something for playing her role but up until now, she claims that she still hasn’t received a dime from the production company.

The Gods Must Be Crazy is a 1980 comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Jamie Uys. In 1989, it was followed by the sequel The Gods Must Be Crazy II.

An international co-production of South Africa and Botswana, it is the first film in The Gods Must Be Crazy series.

Set in Southern Africa, the film stars Namibian San farmer Nǃxau ǂToma as Xi, a hunter-gatherer of the Kalahari Desert whose tribe discovers a glass Coca-Cola bottle dropped from an airplane, and believe it to be a gift from their gods.

When Xi sets out to return the bottle to the gods, his journey becomes intertwined with that of a biologist (Marius Weyers), a newly hired village school teacher (Sandra Prinsloo), and a band of guerrilla terrorists.

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