Lupita Nyong’o ‘Was Blissfully Ignorant’ About Being a Star

resizedimageLupita Nyong’o was in a bubble about being a star. Making her debut in 12 Years a Slave she was just blissfully ignorant of how huge it had made her a big star. The actress from Kenya has gone from being unknown to an Oscar nominee in the past few months, she is still trying to get used to understanding what being a popular star actually means. She told New York magazine:

”I’ve been in a bubble. I haven’t been out much. I haven’t gotten used to being recognized. I was blissfully ignorant of the magnitude of the project I was in or what it was going to mean for the world.”

The thirty year old says,

”I thrive on structure. I find my freedom in structure. It was very hard to adjust to an individualistic and very liberal system. I mean, my upbringing, I would iron my clothes every night. I would plan what I wore the night before, and then I would iron it. That’s just the way my mom raised us. Then I got to Hampshire, where clothing is sometimes optional and all this kind of thing. I was mortified.”

She also speaks out about the moment she given the news by director Steve McQueen that the role was hers,

 ”I wanted to bask in the sun and take in the last 24 hours, wrap my head around what had just happened. I sat on the pavement, immediately terrified and intimidated by the entire thing.”

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