Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o on the Cover of Porter Magazine

Lupita Nyong'o is working on several projects so I am sure we will see a lot of her on the red carpet net year. You can also catch her on the latest cover of Porter magazine. On the cover which was shot by Mario Sorrenti, Lupita looks lovely in a GUCCI FALL 2018 gown. In the issue, she talks driving change in Hollywood, family, the Black Panther effect and so much more. Continue below to read some excepts from her interview. For more on Lupita's feature & to download a digital copy, visit


On her mother:
I don’t underestimate how much she influenced who I am. I come from a very patriarchal world, but not within my family. My dad listened to my mom. My mom held her own. There was never a sense of her deflecting from my father. She had the power to say no to things, and I saw her hold that power.

On her family in Kenya:
Everyone has babies! There’s a whole new generation that I feel like I don’t know. I just had to go and spend time with them. Nobody has asked me that before. Very sneaky. I see you. OK. I’m not. I’m madly in love with my niece. I see pictures and videos of her in Tanzania, and I think my heart will burst. I love her to death, and she doesn’t even know it.

On the Black Panther effect:
We’d never seen something like this. We knew it was going to be dope. But we could not have predicted just how clamorous and passionate the response would be. There was just an ownership! People grabbed that film and ran with it: paying for strangers to go see the film; dressing up for the cinema; embracing their culture, and not just African culture. In South Korea, all the interviewers for our press junket came dressed in their national garb from all around Asia.

Credit: Net-A-Porter

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