Kenya’s Hollywood award-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, has landed yet another magazine cover. This time, she graces the cover of Marie Claire USA magazine for its March edition.
In the cover, Lupita is decked in various designer clothes for the shoot and one of them is from Gucci’s Spring Summer 2019 collection. In the interview which you can check out here, she talks about her dad, Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o saying that: “It makes a huge difference to have a father who champions you. My dad was a feminist before it was cool for men to be feminists — his father too in many ways.”
The Black Panther star also talks about her upcoming horror flick, Us, which premieres this March saying how the director, Jordan Peele took her seriously, “He asked me, ‘What is your process as an actor? What do you need from a director?’ And I just started to cry. I was like, ‘I’ve never been asked that before.’ I could just tell in that question was a man who understood what it meant to be an actor.”
Black Panther‘s huge win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year was a testament that she has not only aligned herself with the right team in Hollywood but also that she is good at what she does. Lupita also talks about her upcoming book Sulwe and the political climate in the United States. She also says that she went on a 10-day silent retreat after shooting Black Panther, “I went on a 10-day silent retreat. It was a gift. I did it for my birthday.”
From an actor on MTV’s Shuga (that’s where I first got to see her as Ayira) to conquering the international stage and winning an Oscar. Truly, our dreams are valid.