Friday, September 23, 2016
LUPITA NYONG'0 COVERS VOGUE FOR THIRD TIME
Her first Vogue US cover was July 2014. Her second October 2015. And now she's landed a third one - for October 2016. How does she do it??? For the latest issue of Vogue - Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, took the cameras back to her roots - down to her family home at her village in Kenya. 33-year-old Lupita is the second of six children from a prominent Kenyan family. Her mother manages the Africa Cancer Foundation. Her father is a senator, political activist, and former university lecturer. She and her siblings grew up in the public eye, negotiating visibility, privilege, and politics. Speaking on her new movie role Queen of Katwe, and how it reflectas her life as an African woman, the gorgeous ebony skinned beauty says: "To play a mother of four in Uganda, a formidable mother who has so much working against her, was so compelling to me. It wasn’t something I thought I’d be asked to do" — at least not by Hollywood. "The fact that it was based on a true story, an uplifting story out of Africa...." - She inhales and shakes her head - "Oh, my goodness, all my dreams were coming true in that script."