Awkwafina Covers Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Posted on January 15, 2021

Awkwafina covers the February 2021 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine photographed by Ryan McGinley.

This year, the actor otherwise known as Nora Lum will star in a Marvel movie, a Disney movie, and her own Netflix show. Over a virtual slime-making session, Lum opens up to E. Alex Jung about family, depression, and the highs and lows of fame.







On her burgeoning career: “Yes, I always feel impostor syndrome because there are so many talented people out there. But I’m not going to today because I worked really fucking hard.”

On using her stage name for the film “The Farewell”: “It wasn’t the time. I’d been Awkwafina in my first movie, I’d been Awkwafina in my first YouTube video. I haven’t had the kind of sign that it’s my time yet to be like, ‘It’s Nora now.’ I wonder what it will take to get me there. I still feel like I have a lot to learn on this journey.”

On using “Awkwafina” as a way to manage aspects of her mental health: “Awkwafina is still someone that comes without all of the layers of anxiety. She is more confident than Nora. Nora does hide behind her still. I don’t see how Nora exists in Awkwafina’s world yet. I don’t see how I could have done this without Awkwafina, which is weird.”


Style Credits:
Cover: Giorgio Armani Dress | Gucci Hat
Image 1: Miu Miu Top | Gucci Skirt | Celine by Hedi Slimane Boots
Image 2: Celine by Hedi Slimane Raincoat, Dress, and Boots | Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Earrings and Ring

Hair by Johnnie Sapong
Makeup by Holly Silius
Nails by Thuy Nguyen


[Photo Credit: Ryan McGinley for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine]

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