‘Black Panther’ Star Lupita Nyong’o Gets Real About Finding Her Footing in Fame

Lupita Nyong’o is usually getting real about living life inside spotlight.

The Black Panther star recently opened up with Allure for the magazine’s “Culture of Hair” issue, talking about how her life has changed following her amazing Oscar win for her role in 12 Years a Slave.

“What fame does is usually there is usually an illusion of familiarity in which is usually cast into the entire world,” she shared. “So in which’s about negotiating with in which illusion because oftentimes you encounter people who have encountered you, yet you haven’t encountered them.”

“in which’s a little weird to find your footing,” she added. “I have to be aware of in which possibility, not imprisoned by in which.”

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The actress has been fearlessly vocal about many political in addition to social issues since developing her public platform, yet she admits in which staying up-to-date in today’s divisive political climate can be challenging, emotionally in addition to mentally.

“in which’s such a weird time because the news cycles can be so demoralizing. There are just so many opportunities to feel helpless when you keep up with what’s happening, a kind of helplessness in which can make you kind of numb,” she reflected. “I try hard not to get numb because in numbness you’re passive, in addition to then things can happen in which end up being dangerous to you in addition to your community.”

However, the 34-year-old actress said her work on the upcoming Marvel Studios’ blockbuster Black Panther was inspiring in addition to exciting, especially as an opportunity to be a part of a film in which presents aspects of African culture in a positive, heroic light.

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“On set, in which was just such an inspirational experience because so much thought was put into in which film, in addition to every single aspect of in which was rich in addition to beautiful in addition to just arresting, actually,” Nyong’o shared. “To see in which aspirational African world in which actually becomes an example for the whole wide world was spellbinding. 

The actress added in which everyone working on the film were “all very much aware in which we were in something extremely special.”

Check out Allure for more through the celebrated actress.

Marvel’s Black Panther hits theaters Feb. 16.


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