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Fresh-faced Beauty! Lupita Nyong’o Nabs a Double Cover for Harper’s Bazaar UK’s April 2015 Issue

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Lupita-Nyongo-Harpers-Bazaar-UK-April-2015-BellaNaija0001Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o is fresh-faced and a natural beauty in her spread and cover for Harper’s Bazaar UK’s April 2015 issue.

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The Mexican-Kenyan actress is photographed by Alexi Lubormirski and styled by Miranda Almond for Harper’s Bazaar. One of the cover shows the 12 Years a Slave actress wearing a stunning white floral leather dress by Fendi, teamed with a simple pink flower on the left hand side of her head.

In the magazine she talks about still not being used to fame, having to explain to people that Kenyans speak English and more.

Read excerpts from her interview below.

On her fame: You know, I thought it would come to an end after the Oscars. I thought the Oscars would come and go and then all of a sudden everything would be back to normal and I’d be back in my apartment.

On her acceptance speeches: I wish that I took it more lightly sometimes because it costs a lot. Which is why I can’t do those speeches every weekend, because it costs a lot to share from such a deep place, if you will. But I don’t know how to speak from any other place. Kenyans are very ceremonial. There is a formality that comes with gatherings and comes from our colonial conditioning… Oratory is something that’s really important to Kenyans, the way one speaks to the masses, it’s an art almost.

On her heritage: I don’t feel like the responsibility I feel comes from any place other than my gut. I feel a responsibility to speak about certain things because I wish someone had spoken about them for me. I know I’m in a unique position where lots of people all over the world are seeing me and connecting with me, and perhaps because of my demographic and how limited representation is for my demographic, I do feel not a responsibility but an impetus to speak. It’s an impetus… It’s 2015, man. We could all use some diversity. It can get tedious to have to explain that I speak English because Kenyans speak English.

On being an actor: I enjoy learning new things. I enjoy being uncomfortable for some reason. It’s more interesting, more challenging… That’s why I’m an actor. Because there’s nothing comfortable about being an actor. You’re always out on a ledge, you know?

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You can read up her full feature here.

Photo Credit: Harper’s Bazaar UK | Instagram/lupitanyongo

9 Comments

  1. bruno

    April 1, 2015 at 10:45 am

    this girl is going to slay in americanah, I can’t wait.

  2. Ada

    April 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Lupita here,…. Lupita there…….Lupita everywhere. We tire ooo! I beg, when is your next major role??

  3. AUGUSTALSINASTAN

    April 1, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    she is so pretty. she should date chadwick boseman

    • tunmi

      April 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Oooobhh YES!!!!!!!!!

  4. tunmi

    April 1, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Hmm I see we’re adding the Mexican part. That wasn’t there when she was in Shuga, sha.

    I love her, I do I do

  5. Tracy

    April 1, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Since when is Lupita Mexican?She pure African from Kenya and she is currently based in America! Come on!

  6. Samcute

    April 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Y is dis lady so pretty?,,she gives me goose bump evrytime i come across her pix

  7. AZUKA

    April 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    She let the fro grow! So cute!

  8. Ochouba Chidinma

    April 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Black Is Beautiful!!

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