Stunning actress Lupita Nyong’o, famous for her roles in hits like “Us” and “Black Panther”, shined on the October cover of magazine “Vanity Fair.”
What We Know:
- Serving looks in Gucci, Jimmy Choo and jewelry from Tiffany & Co., Nyong’o discussed topics like her keeping her private life private and even upcoming projects including “Star Wars” and a television adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.
- She has been all over the world in her 36 years of life, with her being born in Mexico City and spending the first few months of her life there before her family moved to New York City.
- At 16 years old, she was sent by her parents to learn Spanish at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México’s Learning Center for Foreigners in Taxco, Mexico. She later studied African studies at Hampshire College in Massachusetts before studying drama at Yale.
- “We were really deeply investigating and exploring and analyzing a lot of sociopolitical dynamics,” she told writer Kimberly Drew. “My enlightenment was my education, to really recognize that these things play out in cultural and social setups. They don’t play out theoretically.”
- Nyong’o also discussed the op-ed for the New York Times in which she outlined multiple inappropriate encounters with Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. She stated, “in the past, when it came to physical combat, there were always consultants on set, but when it came to intimacy there was never, ever somebody present to help actors navigate that…”
- “Now you have that, which I think is a great inclusion, and ensures that those kinds of abuses don’t happen. I think there’s also at times an oversensitivity, which I just think is the nature of the pendulum shifting, and it takes time to find the balance. I’m quite happy that there is that kind of extreme change, and hopefully, we find equilibrium as we move forward” she said.
- She is very matter-of-fact about maintaining her beautiful image. “I feel like there’s parts of myself that I care to share and then there are parts that I don’t,” she said. Despite this, her cover story is stylish and introspective.
We are definitely big fans of her!