Oscar Award Winning actress Lupita Nyong’o on Monday, March 22, opened up about the ups and downs that come with publicity and fame.
Speaking on her cousin Kitt Nyang’aya Kiarie’s Youtube channel, Lupita noted that fame denied her the opportunity to lead a normal life such walking into the Supermarket to shop.
“With all the attention on you, you feel restricted and self-conscious to do some things,” she stated.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o gives an address after winning best supporting actress at 86th Academy Awards.
Further, she detailed the countless encounters with stalkers and paparazzi who are always on your trail each and every moment of your life. She noted that such encounters prompted her to live a secluded life.
Expounding more on her Hollywood career, she talked about the issue of colorism and racial profiling in the industry.
According to the actress, the majority of light-skinned actors would land big roles in movies, as opposed to dark-skinned women. She commended her mother Dorothy Nyong’o who, she said, became her source of strength during the trying moments.
Lupita attributed her past experiences as the reason for coming up with the powerful, moving picture book titled Sulwe which talks about self-esteem, colorism and teaches women to appreciate true beauty.
The award-winning actress has been making headlines for the past week, touring various parts of the country.
Recently, she shared a video of her dancing and singing in the middle of a tea plantation.
Further, she posted pictures showing her in Lamu Island – and many Kenyans lauded her for marketing the country’s tourist attractions.
This comes as the actress had a spat with Tourism CS Najib Balala who had earlier defended his choice of nominating International model Naomi Campbell for the ambassadorial role as opposed to Lupita.
He noted that the ministry had failed to reach Lupita for the role as she was unavailable. However, Lupita disputed the allegations.
Astonished photo posted by actress Lupita Nyong’o