Lupita is featured in the October 1st issue of Sunday Times Style Magazine! There’s a beautiful new spread of photos, an article, and a video where Lupita talks about her first kiss, her first red carpet and the first thing she does when she gets home, below. There are pictures from the shoot in the photo gallery, as well as the magazine cover.
Nyong’o is nothing if not deliberate. Throughout our cover shoot, she is a whirring cog of efficiency, marching back and forth from hair and make-up and zipping through different outfits with the laser focus of a seasoned pro. When I go over to introduce myself in the morning — she is meandering around the set in a huge pair of sunglasses, gnawing on a slice of pineapple — the brusque curtness of her “Hello” catches me off-guard. Certainly, she is unafraid of one-word answers and does not have the habit of laughing or dissembling simply to make you feel comfortable. (When we first sit down together and I ask how she is doing, she says simply: “OK”; as to whether she has a big fashion week coming up, her reply is merely, “No.”)
When I mention this reputation for being reserved, she disagrees. “I don’t think of myself as serious,” she says. “Thoughtful, perhaps, yes. I think, oftentimes, when I’m talking to the world through magazines, it’s with strangers. When I’m comfortable, I can be silly.” When we come to a topic that interests her — her acting, her advocacy — the moments of chilly aloofness switch to long stretches of pensive intensity. Read More at TheTimes.co.uk →