Lupita Nyongâo rose to fame after her Oscar-winning performance in 2013âs â12 Yearâs a Slaveâ.Â And in the March issue of Lucky the 31-year-old admitted that while the perks are nice, the fame isnât always easy.Â She specifically pointed out the example of trying to duck into a Starbucks to use a bathroom, but instantly being recognised, adding: âItâs awkward.â
Inspiring eye shadow palettes for Lancome and attending The Oscars and the Golden Globes in stunning gowns are some of the perks of Lupitaâs new-found fame.
However, the beauty also shared the negative side of celebrity, speaking in the March issue of Lucky, which hits news stands February 17.
âThe not-so-fun part of all this is that when I donât feel like being famous, I still am,â the actress admitted.
âWhen youâre in the middle of Manhattan and you have to pop into Starbucks to use the rest room and everyone recognises you when youâre waiting in line, itâs awkward.â
The transition must have been especially shocking for Lupita, who had a normal childhood, with strict rules, such as her momâs ban on makeup.
âMy mother has never ever worn a drop of makeup in her life, not even at a wedding,â the Non-Stop actress said.
âHonestly, my motherâs outlook was hard for me to take when I was a teenager and wanted to experiment.â
But the stunning star shared that she did appreciate her motherâs rules, as they helped her to value her natural beauty.
âBut in the end I appreciated it, because today I can look in a mirror with no makeup on and love myself,â she said.
She recently shared an Instagram photo, which compared photos of her and her mother in split screen, and she lovingly hashtagged the post: â#OhToBeHalfTheWomanMyMumIs!â
Lupita is also true to herself when it comes to her internet presence, cautious to only use her social media accounts to put good out into the world.
âIâm governed by things that made me smile, laugh and think,â she said. âAnd if they do that to me, then I ask myself, would anybody else care to see this? If I can think of one person, I post it.â
Most recently Lupita has been working on Disneyâs reboot of The Jungle Book, voicing the character Raksha, and she is also set to star in the Star Wars reboot, Episode VII – The Force Awakens. – HollywoodTimes