Lupita Nyong’o for British Vogue Magazine

Posted on January 03, 2020

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]

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