Lupita Nyong'o is currently performing in the Broadway play 'Eclipsed' and you can also catch her on the April 2016 cover of InStyle magazine. On the cover which was shot by Thomas Whiteside, Lupita is wearing a PROENZA SCHOULER SPRING 2016 long sleeve green perforated turtleneck dress with cut-out shoulders and a black contrasting waistband. Her look was topped off with JENNIFER FISHER earrings. LOUIS VUITTON rings and a flawless beauty look. In the issue, she talks the lack of diversity in Hollywood, her parents, staying on top, focusing and more. Read some excerpts from her interview below. For more on Lupita's feature, visit InStyle.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on March 18th.
On the prospect of falling short career wise:
'Right after the Oscars, I had no idea what I was going to do next. Zero clue. There’s a part of me that thought my life would go back to normal. Like at school. But it didn’t. I did not get out of that unscathed, you know?'
On the lack of diversity in Hollywood:
'It’s a disappointment that the nominations this year have not reflected some of the work of people of color, and I hope this moment helps fuel that conversation. 'There is a real imbalance, from the very creation of the stories and who’s telling them, how, and why. Change has to happen with the writers, the studio, the marketers, the directors. That’s got to be diversified because there is a hunger for the expansion of the role of people of color in the center of narratives.'
On her parents:
'Both my parents raised me to pursue the things that make me feel most alive—what you feel called to do—because that’s how you can have the most effect. That allowed me to get passionate about something that can sometimes seem as inconsequential as acting and then find important things to do with it.
Credit: InStyle magazine