Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyongo says she has been selected for the roles she has accepted as a black actor and in films with her.
“We still live in a time of contradictions between white representation and everyone else, and I think I am aware of the importance of the roles I play. [when it comes to choosing the right projects]. I think they contribute to a great conversation and a great story, ”Nyongo told us, speaking openly about color, representation and diversity in Hollywood in the past.
However, the 38-year-old clarifies, “I’m very keen to have artwork in my craft, so I do not see it as a responsibility. It’s like I’ll have a chance to lend myself to the big story. “
He has acted in films like Nyong’o 12 Years a Slave (2013), Queen of the Godway (2016), Black Panther (2018), We (2019) And the latest 355. He says he wants to play different roles, to shed different light on “what my color, my race and my race can be on the inside”.
The Kenyan-Mexican actor at no time says he “never felt a moral obligation to play well”. In the United States, I played one or two very disgusting people. It’s just a matter of coloring it. “
Nyong’o appreciates representation and dialogue about diversity and the best place for women in films, which has helped her since the beginning of her career.
“With the growth of women’s representation behind the camera, I feel inspired by who’s producing and who’s the executives in the studio. That change really affects what’s happening in front of the camera. We have people like Ava Duvernay, Oprah Winfrey. , ”She concludes.