After earning an Oscar for the Best Supporting Actress at Academy Awards with the film 12 years of slave, Lupita Nyong’o was the hot most talked celebrity. With only 31 years-old, she had made the dreams of many young actresses in Hollywood.
Being nominated was a surprise for her, and winning it was a delightful moment we saw on TV. Crying and hugging all their colleagues in the film, she was applauded for each one of them. We saw the photos and Angelina Jolie was radiant with the winning of Lupita.
Lupita Nyong’o was being considered one of the best hair celebrities with Jared Leto, nice don’t you think? Refusing to be upstaged, the Oscar winner sported a diffused, defined, and textured curled hairstyle. She topped off her look with a stunning 18kt yellow gold and diamond headband designed by Fred Leighton. And, Jared with the long amber locks turned heads! Absolutely amazing. Two red carpet power celebrity!
Another topic about this hot celebrity is her lip balm. When Ellen DeGeneres during the Academy Awards was collecting funds to pay the pizza, she gave her lip balm to the hat, contributing to that to the fund. This Oscar moment was everywhere in social media. Everyone was desperate to know what brand it was. Clarins, that’s the brand!
About her? Nyong’o chose to pursue filmmaking, and applied to Hampshire College, Massachusetts, to read film and theatre studies. ‘I wanted to be an actor but I wasn’t ready to admit it yet,’ she explains, ‘so my plan B was filmmaking and that felt more acceptable [than acting] for people in my community.’
She directed and produced the albinism documentary In My Genes and starred in the TV series Shuga. After returnig to Kenya, her family country, Nyong’o returned to the States and, pursuing her interest in acting, earned a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama in 2012, having performed in works like The Winter’s Tale with the school’s Repertory Theatre.
Weeks before graduating she found out that she had landed the part of Patsey in director Steve McQueen’s drama 12 Years a Slave. The Brad Pitt-produced film is based on the 19th century narrative.
Since the film 12 Years a Slave has been based on the true story of author Solomon Northup, Lupita was able to give recognition to the very real suffering and quiet heroism of the woman she portrayed. And now she was a media social sensation! Her next film is Non-Stop, a terrorist thriller, with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. Congrats Lupita. You deserved to win!