Lupita Nyongo is an actress who appeared in a recent movie titled 12 Years A Slave.
I wanted to go and see this movie, but I didn’t because I was concerned that it would upset me to the point where it would be difficult for me to get it out of my mind. I was told by people who saw it that it is really “raw” and that I would be crying throughout the entire film. One person I know said that he nearly walked out because it was too much for him. I think that I will watch it some day, but I have to mentally and emotionally prepare myself.
Anyway, getting back to Lupita, one thing that I kept hearing from everyone who saw 12 Years A Slave is that there is a new actress from Africa playing a key role, and that she is stunningly beautiful. Every single person who saw the movie said that to me.
Lupita is beyond GORGEOUS!
Lupita was actually born in Mexico. Her parents, who are from Kenya, were political refugees there for a while, and that is how Lupita came to be born in Mexico. I think it is lovely that her parents gave her a Mexican name. A few months before Lupita reached her first birthday, her parents returned to Kenya, and Lupita was raised in Kenya. As of this blog post Lupita resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Here is Lupita on the set of 12 Years A Slave