Lupita Nyong’o looks as gorgeous as always on the cover of Vogue magazine’s October 2015 issue.
Here’s what the 32-year-old Oscar winner had to share with the mag:
On loving both America and Kenya: “I definitely feel there’s a lot of America in me,” she continues. “The idea that you can be self-made is very vibrant in America. You can do anything that you want to do. That spirit pushes you on. But it took me leaving Kenya to really appreciate the glory of the place. Ultimately, I will always be a child of Kenya.”
On drama vs. comedy: “I’m definitely attracted to more dramatic roles. I like playing characters that stretch me and that allow me to investigate humanity in a different way.”
J.J. Abrams, on Lupita in Star Wars: “We needed a powerful actress to play a powerful character. Lupita was someone I’d known a little and was enormously fond of. More important, her performance in 12 Years a Slave blew my mind, and I was vaguely desperate to work with her.”
This is Lupita‘s second Vogue cover — the first was just over a year ago!
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