Lupita Nyong’o is definitely not stopping anytime soon. The Kenyan actress has continued to dominate the media on Magazine covers, on the red carpet and with her talented acting. Lupita Nyong’o in all beauty and caramel skin is the cover girl of the latest issue of New York Magazine.
Photographed by Erik Madigan Heck and interviewed by Alex Morris, Lupita Nyong’o explains that she hasn’t gotten used to being recognized seeing as she went from unknown to being Hollywood’s “It” girl in less than a year. Read excerpts from the interview below:
On her first school play role in Oliver Twist: “I was a passerby. I had five words: ‘Coming down the street, there.’ That was it. But I had a backstory for my character. I decided I was going to be a man, so I borrowed my brother’s suit, my dad’s briefcase. I don’t know why I decided to be a man—I think it was more interesting.”
On life after her awards season run: “I’ve been in a bubble. I haven’t been out much. I haven’t gotten used to being recognized. I was blissfully ignorant of the magnitude of the project I was in or what it was going to mean for the world.”
On her first few months in America: “I thrive on structure. I find my freedom in structure. It was very hard to adjust to an individualistic and very liberal system. I mean, my upbringing, I would iron my clothes every night. I would plan what I wore the night before, and then I would iron it. That’s just the way my mom raised us. Then I got to Hampshire, where clothing is sometimes optional and all this kind of thing. I was mortified.”
You can read up the full interview here.by