Lupita Nyong’o covers the February 2020 issue of British Vogue magazine photographed by Steven Meisel.
On carefully picking the projects that allow her to make a difference: “I don’t get fulfilment from the number of zeros attached to a project,” she explains. “What I’m seduced by is the potential to shift a narrative. That is very seductive to me, having social and cultural impact.”
On the subject of politics: “I speak up for the things I can personally vouch for,” she says. “There’s a lot going on in this world, a lot of causes that are noble. But I feel most useful when I have a personal connection. And the conviction to say something.”
On how her line of work can sometimes be lonely: “Filming is so time-consuming. And intense,” she explains. “With Black Panther, a lot of us were single. On Little Monsters, nobody was single. Everyone, when they’re done with their day’s work, wants to go home to their families, which makes a whole lot of sense. When you don’t have that it’s very isolating.”
Read the full interview in the February issue of British Vogue, on newsstands January 3rd.
[Photo Credit: Steven Meisel/British Vogue Magazine]