"I feel so fortunate for that scene. It was written in the script as, She goes underwater and distorts her face, and I saw that as, She goes underwater and loses her shit. She was able to be vulnerable for the first time without anyone seeing. Being Hawaiian, I took her to be a water baby, so the water was very comforting for her.”
A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek
Lupita Nyong’o accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award for ‘12 Years a Slave’ during the 86th Annual Academy Awards
“Everyone knows the story. The important thing is the way that you tell it. The way depends on your attitude, and attitude changes with time. As society changes, attitude changes accordingly.” Li Songsong, July 2013.
"Wait, what’s fauna?"
"Plants, flowers, right?"
"Right, but ‘flora and fauna.’ Isn’t flora flowers?”
"Then what’s fauna?"
"Don’t know. Let’s look it up later."