The 12 Years a Slave actress has been blazing it up ever since promotion of the movie kicked off. The movie’s director Steve McQueen chose Lupita for the role of Patsey, after 1000 actors auditioned for the role.
When she was about to graduate from Yale Drama School, her manager convinced her to send in an audition tape. Steve McQueen was blown away, his 14-year old daughter said “Wow. Who is she?”
In the New York Magazine (Click to View) interview, she speaks on her family, living in a “bubble”, meeting her heros including Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah, Kerry Washington and Cate Blanchett.
And of course, NY Magazine had to present us with a fab photoshoot. Lupita rocks Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani, Stella McCartney and Chanel. You can visit the NY Mag website to see the full set of images.
Photo Credit: Erik Madigan Heck/New York magazine