This week, one of Hollywood’s ‘It’ girls, Lupita Nyong’o, took her talents to The View. The Oscar-Award winning discussed her new off-broadway play Eclipse; her plans to direct; snagging her second cover of VOGUE and how she discovered she wanted to be an actress while at Yale.
Check out a few excerpts.
On what Eclipse is about:
It’s a play about women in the Liberian Civil War….I play the girl who is the newest and youngest sex slave that is being held captive by a rebel commander. It’s about these women and their situation of war and what war does to who they become.
Her acting background:
Yes, I started out at Yale. This is my first time since leaving Yale to be back on stage and boy does it feel good to have a live audience and go through that experience together.
On going to DisneyLand for the first time:
I did! It was my first time there and I went with three films [Star Wars, Jungle Book, The Quee….I went all these rides like Splash Mountain which was quite scary cause someone told me there was only going to be on drop. There was one drop and then there was a second….LOL.
Who she’s playing in Jungle Book:
Racha. Mobi’s mother.
If she plans to direct:
You know, I directed a documentary in the past and I really loved that world of documentary because you get experience drama of real-life, so I’d really like to get back into to that but, I’m also producing Americana which I’m so excited about and I can’t wait to share it with the world.
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