Every now and then, I am introduced to an artist and find myself in awe of their talent, beauty and overall presence. Last November when watching 12 Years A Slave, I was blown away by the character Patsy who is played by Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o. Patsy was a slave who was also the reluctant mistress of her slaveowner. She was delicate and strong at the same time and even when she wanted to die, she was honest and pure in her intentions and wanted to have peace in the after life. The movie as a whole affected me deeply but it was Patsy who stuck in my mind long after leaving the theater. I decided to Google to find out more about Lupita Nyong’o and it was then that II was blown away by her beauty. Her skin is flawless and her low haircut and minimal makeup just added to her natural beauty. She looked like a model and every red carpet appearance became her runway. I said to myself “This woman has the talent and the beauty…it can’t get any better than that!” Boy was I wrong! I decided to watch a few of her interviews and there was one that I watched last month that really blew me away (check it out above)
Lupita is the epitome of class, style grace, beauty and most importantly, humility. She is so attuned to life and seems to have a deep understanding of history and how it has affected people of color as well as the rest of the world and how we are perceived. She realizes that her role in this film is so much bigger than her and is blessed to have been chosen as the person to play a role that is an important part of American history. One of my goals for 2014 is to interview this future Oscar winner(I can feel it!) so I can tell her how much she has touched and inspired me and after seeing the movie, I am sure many of you will feel the same way. Much Love!