Hollywood’s leading lady Lupita Nyong’o, the 33-year-old Oscar winner who is known for her roles in “12 Years a Slave” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” along with her role in the Broadway play “Eclipsed”, and two upcoming Disney live-action film “The Jungle Book” and “Queen of Katwe” recently chatted with In Style’s Logan Hill and discussed dodging the Oscar’s curse, along with her impact on and off the screen.
Check out a few experts from the interview below.
On life after the Oscars:
Right after the Oscars, I had no idea what I was going to do next. Zero clue. There’s a part of me that thought my life would go back to normal. Like at school. But it didn’t. I did not get out of that unscathed, you know?
On the “Oscars Curse” when it comes to the actress who wins best supporting actress:
They go on to appear in bomb after bomb after bomb.
On this years Oscar’s nominations and the lack of African American actors and actresses nominated:
It’s a disappointment that the nominations this year have not reflected some of the work of people of color, and I hope this moment helps fuel that conversation. There is a real imbalance, from the very creation of the stories and who’s telling them, how, and why. Change has to happen with the writers, the studio, the marketers, the directors. That’s got to be diversified because there is a hunger for the expansion of the role of people of color in the center of narratives.
On her impact:
Both my parents raised me to pursue the things that make me feel most alive what you feel called to do because that’s how you can have the most effect. That allowed me to get passionate about something that can sometimes seem as inconsequential as acting and then find important things to do with it.
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