Lupita Nyong'o had a strong reaction to Harvey Weinstein's downfall.
Lupita Nyong'o is one of Hollywood's hottest actresses. Beginning with her acclaimed role in 12 Years A Slave, Nyong'o has starred in some of the biggest box-office smashes of the decade, including the new Stars Wars sequels that Disney have released in recent years. Now, she's opening up about her rise in the film industry and, in particular, her reaction to the fall of Harvey Weinstein.
She's previously talked about her dealings with the mogul before, saying that she felt unsafe, like so many other actresses before her. She says she penned a New York Times op-ed because she felt uncomfortable by her silence and wanted to "liberate" herself while also contributing to the discussion. Once the dominos started to fall and the various allegations against the former power player came out, hers included, the effect it had on Nyong'o was very real. "That was just what I felt I needed to do, quite viscerally. I couldn't sleep. I needed to get it out."
She is also one of the stars of the hotly anticipated Black Panther film, which is poised to be one of the biggest successes in MCU history. "We were creating an aspirational world where an African people are in charge of their own destiny," she said. "And that really appealed to me and had the little girl inside me jumping for joy. To just have African people, black people, at the center of that narrative is so exciting."
Read the entire piece, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, here.