Lupita Nyong’o talks politics, movie making and a soon-to-be author to Marie Claire

Lupita Nyong’o talks politics, movie making and a soon-to-be author to Marie Claire

Lupita Nyong'o who covers the March edition of Marie Claire magazine is opening up about how she spent some me time after celebrating the massive succ

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Lupita Nyong’o who covers the March edition of Marie Claire magazine is opening up about how she spent some me time after celebrating the massive success of Black Panther which brought in over $1 billion in revenues as well as being the first super hero movie to be nominated for an Academy Award. The 35-year-old Oscar winner also talks about her upcoming horror movie, ‘US’ by director, Jordan Peele.

  • On how she treated herself after the success of Black Panther
    “I went on a 10-day silent retreat. It was a gift. I did it for my birthday.”
  • On what she hopes to provide with her first children’s book, Sulwe, due out this year
    “In no way do I imagine a child will read this and never have a problem with the world discriminating against their skin or themselves discriminating again their skin. But at least you have a foundation. You have something that reminds you that you are enough.”
  • On the support from her politician father, Peter Nyonng’O
    “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.”
  • On not becoming passive in our current political climate
    “Right now it’s a very, very polarizing environment. The pendulum has swung to the nth degree. But it’s important that we still find vigor when things are not that extreme because it’s in those moments when the pendulum is just swinging side to side that the most damage can be done. That’s when you get passive, when things aren’t that bad. Before you know it, things are terrible again, because we fell asleep at the wheel.”
  • On working with ‘Get Out’ director, Jordan Peele
    “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.”

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