Ever since her appearance in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o
has stolen the spotlight and warmed our hearts.
But she is not taking her time in the spotlight lightly.
In every interview, from style to her words she holds
such poise and elegance.
But who is this beautiful lady? In a recent cover story for this week’s
Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar nominee says she hopes her
success will inspire young girls.
I feel very fortunate to be in this position, and I know that it means more to people because I am an African and I am dark-skinned,” she says. In many ways me being on the scene is doing for little girls everywhere what Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg did for me.My world exploded by them being on screen. Hopefully I will inspire and be meaningful to other people.
Entertainment Weekly's cover feature of Nyong'o and Blanchett hits newsstands tomorrow, Feb. 21.