Dazed and Confused Magazine fabulous feature on Lupita Nyong’o, the award-winning star.
British director McQueen had auditioned over a thousand girls for the role, but when he met Nyong’o, he knew he had found his Patsey. “She was striking,” he remembers. “Then the audition happened and she was even more striking.” The reason for his reaction is immediately obvious today: when Nyong’o, wrapped in a thick marigold-coloured scarf, enters the room, it’s with the easy gait of a model accustomed to matching grace to her height. Her presence is calming in its total absence of nervous energy. She sits with perfect posture, her chin resting on her hands, her large eyes attentive and warm.”