Along with “Game of Thrones” starlet Emilia Clarke and Elle Fanning, the group of starlets grace five different covers of the magazine’s May issue, which focuses on up-and-coming Hollywood women. Lupita Nyong’o, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in “12 Years a Slave,” and opened up about her nerves before her category’s winner was announced.
“I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy,” Nyong’o said. “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.”
Lupita is shining bright in spring colors on the newest issue of Marie Claire magazine. Inside, the Academy Award winner keeps hush hush about her new projects, while admitting that she’s not a follower of fashion and credits her stylist for all her incredible looks. She also reveals her favorite perk of being famous.
On how she feels about all the attention surrounding her beauty:
Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing! But at the same time, I don’t want to thrive on people’s opinions of me.
On fashion and style:
I wasn’t a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown. Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger [introduced to her by friend and Non-Stop costar Michelle Dockery], and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color. I don’t dress to impress; I don’t feel that pressure.
On one of her favorite famous moments:
I met Sidney Poitier, who has been someone I’ve looked up to and a blessing from afar. It was an incredible thing and something that I hold very dear to my heart.