Alongside Oprah Winfrey, Kenyan actress and fashion darling Lupita Nyong’o covers W Magazine’s ‘Movie Issue’. Photographed by Jeurgen Teller, this is Nyong’o’s first major magazine cover. In it, she’s quoted as saying:
“When I got the role in 12 Years a Slave, I called my father and said, ‘Daddy, I got a part in a movie! Do
you know Brad Pitt?’ And he said, ‘I’ve heard of him,
but I don’t know him personally.’ I said, ‘Well—he’s producing this movie, and he’s really big in Hollywood.’ My father paused and then said, ‘So you have a job! Good. Congratulations! And good night!’ That call
put everything in perspective.”
Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also featured in this W Magazine issue.
All three actors are nominated for Golden Globes.