Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o was unveiled as the cover star of Lucky Magazine’s March 2015 issue last week (click here if you missed it) and a few hours ago the magazine posted the full feature with the Kenyan beauty.
In her interview with the magazine Lupita opens up about her style, self-confidence, being famous and more.
Here’s what the 32-year-old Oscar winner had to share:
On pursuing acting: “I didn’t feel like I had a full grasp of my instrument [before applying to the Yale School of Drama]. I needed to know more. Pursuing acting in that way made me feel equipped and helped me manage my inner critic, which is something I thought I really needed-the ability to quiet that voice that says ‘You can’t do this.’”
On the pitfalls of fame: “The not-so-fun part of all this is that when I don’t feel like being famous, I still am. When you’re in the middle of Manhattan and you have to pop into Starbucks to use the restroom and everyone recognizes you when you’re waiting in line, it’s awkward.”
On speaking in public: “It makes me very nervous. My heart is on my sleeve when I do those things, but the only way I know to do them is to speak from my heart. So it costs me a lot…and then I need to take a nap.”
On makeup: “My mother has never ever worn a drop of makeup in her life—not even at her wedding. Honestly, my mother’s outlook was hard for me to take when I was a teenager and I wanted to experiment. But in the end I appreciated it, because today I can look in a mirror with no makeup on and love myself. My mother didn’t think makeup was necessary, and I don’t think it’s necessary. It’s an accessory. It’s as necessary as a pair of earrings, if you know what I mean. It’s something I do to adorn myself. I don’t do it to hide myself.”
For more from Lupita, visit LuckyMag.com.
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