Lupita Nyong’o is Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year 2014!

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of  Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year 2014!

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Below are some excerpts from the interview:

On hearing her name called at the Oscars:“I don’t think I will ever be able to really articulate how bizarre it was to hear my name at the Academy Awards. I’d watched in my pajamas the year before! I felt numb—dazed and confused. I remember feeling light—weightless. More like limbo than cloud nine.”

On life after winning an Oscar: “This is actually a conversation I look forward to having in 10 years, when all of this is behind me and I have some real perspective on what happened—because right now I’m still adjusting. I guess I feel catapulted into a different place; I have a little whiplash…. I did have a dream to be an actress, but I didn’t think about being famous. And I haven’t yet figured out how to be a celebrity; that’s something I’m learning, and I wish there were a course on how to handle it. I have to be aware that my kinesphere may be larger than I want it to be.”

On ‘The Lupita Effect’: “I’ve heard people talk about images in popular culture changing, and that makes me feel great, because it means that the little girl I was, once upon a time, has an image to instill in her that she is beautiful, that she is worthy—that she can… Until I saw people who looked like me, doing the things I wanted to, I wasn’t so sure it was a possibility. Seeing Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah in The Color Purple, it dawned on me: ‘Oh—I could be an actress!’ We plant the seed of possibility.”

For more from Lupita, visit Glamour.com.

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“Star Wars: Episode VII” cast complete with Lupita Nyong’O and Gwendoline Christie!

Lupita Nyong’o joins the recently announced cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” This year, her breakthrough performance in “12 Years a Slave” earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series “Game of Thrones” as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.”

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

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Lupita Nyong’o is ‘People’ magazine’s Most Beautiful!

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of the latest issue of People Magazine!

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She has been revealed to be their most beautiful woman for 2014!

Some excerpts from the mag:

“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” the 31-year-old says of gracing this year’s cover. And especially, “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.”

Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, Nyong’o first equated beauty with what she saw on television: “Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she says. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.” Her mother, Dorothy, who is the managing director and head of PR for the Africa Cancer Foundation, “always said I was beautiful,” Nyong’o adds. “And I finally believed her at some point.”

As a teen, Nyong’o dyed her hair every color – except blonde – and even went as far as shaving her head bald. “It was very strange and very cold!” she says, laughing. “It was scary but I like to dare myself.”

Now she says the best compliments are “when I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on,” she adds. “And also before I comb my  hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing.”

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Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina, Ellen and more squeeze in for greatest Oscar Selfie Ever!

Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina, Ellen and more squeeze in for greatest Oscar Selfie Ever!

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Ellen DeGeneres approaching Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, and then Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie , Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Spacey. (The A-plus list shot was crashed by Nyongo’s brother). As of this posting, the selfie has been retweeted more than 500,000 times.

 

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