Lupita Nyong’o covers ELLE
Gorgeous actress Lupita Nyong’o is the cover star for for the January 2016 edition of ELLE magazine.
The 12 Years A Slave star spoke to the magazine on fame, diversity, and much more. Excerpts from her interview below!
On acting in Star Wars:
‘The opportunity to play a CGI character for me was the opportunity to not be limited by my physical circumstances. I could experience being bigger or smaller, something totally different to who I am. And of course it’s in a galaxy far, far away.’
‘[Living in Mexico as a child] people would stop and take pictures of us just because we were black. And it was a time during that tricky adolescent phase when you’re coming into yourself and you’re trying to pave your own way but you’re insecure about where you lie. It devastated me’
‘I don’t think being conspicuous is a state we’re supposed to live in, or at least not permanently. I wish there was a dial we could turn up and down. And in a sense I can, by making very deliberate choices about what I do and when and how, and with whom.’
Check her out below!