Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong'o has enjoyed a rather meteoric rise to global superstardom, thanks to he very impressive performances over the past few years. This has led to Lupita becoming one of the go to women on the red carpet, which means that the actress has had to make sure that she looks great for the big occasions. Lupita has now opened up about her fashion and style, admitting that her mother had a big influence over the years.
Nyong'o was chatting to Lucky magazine, when she told them, "My mother raised us to dress as a sign of respect. Like, no ball gowns to the ball game. That's still how I approach dressing. At Yale [School of Drama], I was three years in slacks, so then, any excuse to dress up, I took. Now I'm the opposite."
She added, "My mother never wore it, so make-up always fascinated me. I was always trying to add more! I started experimenting - brows were first, and it hurt - at 16. From brows I moved on to black lipstick, which I still wear. I've had black lipstick in my bag since I was 17 - I've even worn it on the red carpet. I'd tell my mother, 'It's for the play!'"
As far as her acting career is concerned, Lupita Nyong'o has some very impressive movies coming up, which will see her lend her voice to the character Rakcha in The Jungle Book, which will open on October 9, 2015 in the US and October 16, 2015 in the UK. Meanwhile, Lupita will also have a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, which will hit the big screen on December 18, 2015 in both the US and the UK.