Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o stuns on the new cover of Marie Claire.

In the issue, Lupita spoke about getting used to the abundance of compliments about her beauty.

“Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing!” says Lupita Nyong’o, blushing over an omelet, berries, and tea (she doesn’t like coffee) at The Carlyle hotel in New York City. “But at the same time, I don’t want to thrive on people’s opinions of me.”

On her newfound status as a fashion icon

“I wasn’t a follower of fashion,” says the 31-year-old, perfectly turned out in a floral top of vintage silk scarves, black pants, and a Miu Miu tailored black coat. “It was a world unknown. Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger [introduced to her by friend and Non-Stop costar Michelle Dockery], and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color. I don’t dress to impress; I don’t feel that pressure.”

Why she wouldn’t wish the waiting at award shows on her worst enemy

“It’s an internally loud moment. It’s not even about the outcome; it’s about the agony of the unknown. It’s like waiting for test results in a hospital.”


The May issue of Marie Claire features three covers: Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Mara, and Elle Fanning.



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