Lupita Nyong’o covers the January 2016 issue of Elle Magazine UK. The Kenyan shining star explains her role in Star Wars, one of the greatest film franchise of this age. Even though she was offered a CGI role, the performance was all Lupita and she absolutely nailed it as a star. Though speculations almost gave us a heart attack that her scenes were erased from the movie, but the speculation was laid to rest when director J.J Abrams made some clarifications about that.
He spilled tons of important details about her and described the Oscar award winner as a magnificent and eye-catching star. The Kenya-raised star continues to put Kenya in the global light.
The Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director, Lupita stated:
THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A CGI CHARACTER FOR ME WAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOT BE LIMITED BY MY PHYSICAL CIRCUMSTANCES. I COULD EXPERIENCE BEING BIGGER OR SMALLER, SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO WHO I AM. AND OF COURSE IT’S IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY.”
“If you turn on the television and you are not represented on that television, you become invisible to yourself. And there was very little of myself that I saw on TV, or in the movies that I was watching, or in magazines that were lying around the salons or around the house. And so these are subconscious things. Yes, Western beauty standards are things that affect the entire world. And then what happens? You’re a society that doesn’t value darker skin,”.
She made her second Vogue cover last October, and recently appeared on Rhapsody Magazine. Yes, this year did the star a lot of good.
See the editorial shot by celebrity photographer Kai Feng that got styling from Anne-Marie Curtis and the Star Wars trails below: