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'Black Panther' Stars Are Elle's Women in Hollywood Honorees!

The women of Black PantherAngela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira – are being honored as Elle‘s Women in Hollywood honorees on the cover of the November 2018 issue!

Here’s what the actresses had to share with the mag…

Angela, on the impact of Black Panther:
“We all felt the anticipation but had no idea how it would mushroom, or that it would be so global and smash whatever preconceived notions we’ve heard for decades—that stories like this about these people won’t travel as well or won’t generate financially on such a huge scale.”

Lupita, on relating to her character, Nakia: “Nakia was a departure from the character you see in the comic books. She is an independent woman and a bit of a rebel but also a loyalist to her country. I am also someone who depends on my family and friends and feels a connection to my people, and maybe has a sense of responsibility to make them proud. So I really related to that balancing act within oneself.”

Danai, on Wakanda as a society: “[It] was celebratory of everyone equally [regardless of gender]. You see that in my character. She’s able to excel.”

For more from the stars, visit Elle.com. Other Women in Hollywood honorees include Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Shonda Rhimes, Mia Farrow, Keira Knightley, Yara Shahidi, and Charlize Theron.

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Lupita Nyong'o Explains Why No One Should Touch Her Hair

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover PORTER‘s latest issue, on sale globally on Friday (August 10) and also available as a digital edition.

Here’s what the 35-year-old Black Panther actress had to say…

On why no one should dare touch her hair: “My hair is something that, historically, has been shunned, I mean, how often do you hear ‘You can’t get a job with hair like that’?” Natural, African, kinky hair – it’s often been painted as uncivilized or wild. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are.”

On celebrating her diverse heritage: “My whole outlook and sense of self is Kenyan, but my mom made a point of letting me know that I was born someplace else, so I always felt an affinity, a need to get to know that place. I was the only one in my family born there. It was the thing that made me special.”

On being an actress: “At times, I’ve had to remind myself why I love this. It’s not because of the recognition. I love it because I enjoy experiencing the world through other people’s eyes.”

For more from Lupita, visit PORTER.com.

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Lupita Nyong'o & Tracee Ellis Ross Glam Up for ACE Awards!

Lupita Nyong’o and Tracee Ellis Ross walk the carpet at the 2018 Accessories Council ACE Awards held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday (June 11) in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event were Riverdale‘s Casey Cott, longtime couple Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Lupita‘s stylist Micaela Erlanger.

FYI: Lupita is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress and matching earrings with a Judith Leiber bag. Tracee is wearing a Germanier dress, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and Lynn Ban jewelry. Cheryl is wearing a Romona Keveža dress and a Tadashi Shoji clutch.

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Amber Heard & Lupita Nyong'o Dazzle at CFDA Fashion Awards

Amber Heard and Lupita Nyong’o turn heads at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards!

The 32-year-old Justice League actress and the 35-year-old Black Panther actress joined forces at the event held at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday (June 4) in New York City.

Amber stunned in a black sequin tuxedo jacket, a white ruffle blouse with a bow brooch, and black sequin pants, styling her hair into a sleek ‘do. Lupita donned a strapless black and white mini dress featuring beaded and crystal embellishments, along with matching accessories.

FYI: Amber is wearing Michael Kors Collection with Eva Fehren jewelry. Lupita is wearing a Versace dress and clutch, a Veda leather jacket, Alexandre Birman shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore & Marion Cotillard Stun at 'Chopard' Secret Night Party!

Lupita Nyong’o does a spin in her stunning gown while stepping out at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival!

The 35-year-old actress hit the carpet at the Chopard Secret Night party on Friday evening (May 11) at Chateau de la Croix des Gardes in Cannes, France.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lupita Nyong’o

She was also joined at the event by Julianne Moore and Marion Cotillard as well as Sara Sampaio, Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes.

“At @chopard today! So happy to be part of this beautiful night!” Sara wrote on her Instagram after the event.

FYI: Lupita is wearing a Prada dress. Julianne is wearing a Sonia Rykiel suit. Sara is wearing a Julien Macdonald dress. Jasmine is wearing a Zuhair Murad dress, Loriblu shoes. Elsa is wearing a Ralph and Russo dress. All of the ladies are wearing Chopard jewelry.

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