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Lupita Nyong'o to 'Lucky' Mag: Fame Can Be 'Awkward'

Lupita Nyong'o to 'Lucky' Mag: Fame Can Be 'Awkward'

Lupita Nyong’o takes the cover of Lucky magazine’s March 2015 issue, looking as gorgeous as always!

Here’s what the 31-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.”

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Credit: Patrick Demarchelier/Lucky
Posted to: Lupita Nyong'o, Magazine

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