Oh, yay. Now come the Lupita fashion editorials. May there be many to come. Because how gorgeous is this:
“12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o covers the Winter 2013 issue of DuJour magazine photographed by Steven Pan and styled by David Vandewal.
Inside, she gives interview answers that are entirely too intelligent for a movie star and works a lens like a supermodel. It’s like God made the perfect celebrity for us.
On her new found fame: “My life changed about three weeks ago. That’s when my schedule went from nil to this […] Lots of people come up and touch my back and want to give me a hug. At this point, it’s not too crazy. I let them hug me.”
On auditioning for her role in 12 Years a Slave: “When I learned Steve McQueen was directing and Brad Pitt was producing, I thought, ‘Well, this is huge.’ I had no expectation of getting the role at all; it was just too out there for me to think I had a chance. So I approached the audition like a rehearsal. It was my chance to have that role for 10 minutes, and I owned it. Then I got the part and the panic began.”
On her future career: “I would love to have a career that’s governed by the material; I always want to be part of stories that I feel are worthwhile. And they don’t all have to be as heavy as 12 Years a Slave. I do my best work when I feel conviction to say something through the character I play. Always I want to have integrity and not compromise that.”
Dress by NARCISO RODRIGUEZ | Pumps by JIMMY CHOO | Jewelry by CARTIER
Bomber jacket by HERMÈS | Dress by ROBERTO CAVALLI | Jewelry by ROBERTO COIN
Dress by THAKOON | Jewelry by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Just gorgeous. And beautifully styled. That Thakoon is stunning on her.
[Photo Credit: Steven Pan for DuJour Magazine]