Bold beautiful Lupita

By Drum Digital
07 February 2014

Her performance in 12 Years a Slave has won her awards and admirers.

Landing the coveted lead female role in one of Hollywood’s most talked-about films is remarkable on its own – but it’s particularly impressive considering the actress who got the role was fresh from university and didn’t have so much as a feature film to her name. Yet there’s no doubt that Lupita Nyong’o (30) excelled in the role of Patsey, a beautiful slave who’s the object of her brutal owner’s obsession in the harrowing 12 Years a Slave.

The voice on the other end of the phone is warm and inviting.

Lupita talks us from her home in Brooklyn, New York.

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