Lupita Nyong’o is a shining star on the cover of Marie Claire magazine’s May 2014 issue, on newsstands April 22.
Also joining the 31-year-old Oscar winner on separate covers are Emilia Clarke and Kate Mara.
Here’s what the ladies had to share:
Lupita, on hearing her Oscars category being announced at the show: “I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. It’s not even about the outcome; it’s about the agony of the unknown. It’s like waiting for test results in a hospital.”
Emilia, on her future: “Personally, I’d like as many children as I can pop out, I reckon. You come from a happy family; you want to create a happy family. And in the same breath, I’d like to be on stage at England’s National Theatre, doing Miller and Chekhov. Give me a Sam Mendes/Tennessee Williams combination – that would be glorious. And to be making some Oscar-worthy movies with Scorsese. I’m always looking for the hard road. That way, you remain interested and interesting. Hopefully.”
Kate, on getting rid of her signature red hair: “I felt relieved getting rid of red – people in my family were saying, ‘Red hair is your identity – you’ll ruin it!’ But I’m an actor. I’d shave my head if the part called for it. I love morphing into someone different; it makes you wear makeup differently.”
There’s two more covers from Marie Claire that we will reveal very shortly – stay tuned!
For more from the ladies, visit MarieClaire.com.
FYI: Lupita is wearing a Christopher Kane dress.