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Lupita Nyong’o always carries packs of deodorant wipes on the red carpet. The Us actress “sweats” when she feels “nervous” so keeps the disposable cloths on hand when she knows all eyes will be on her in order to stay feeling “fresh and clean.” Asked about her red carpet essentials, she told Allure magazine: “I…

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Lupita Nyong’o says movie sets can be lonely places. The 36-year-old actress refuses to be drawn on her personal life, explaining that “privacy is a commodity that is hard to come by” but admitted that she can sometimes find herself quite lonely on set when separated from her loved ones. She told British Vogue: “Filming…

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Ciara has a new single, “Melanin,” which also features the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls and La La. The 34-year-old singer’s new single contains an inspirational message about self-love. She told PEOPLE: “I want my fans to feel the true power of loving themselves for who they are. “Embracing not only your…

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Lupita Nyong’o wouldn’t have become an actress without her parents’ support. The Black Panther star credits her mother for “nurturing her artistic spirit,” as she admits she wouldn’t have made it as an actress without her support as there weren’t facilities in her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya, like there are in America. Speaking at the school’s…

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Despite winning an Academy Award and gracing the cover of numerous prestigious magazines worldwide that illuminate her gorgeous visage, Lupita Nyong’o still feels the sting of dark-skinned hate — even in places where Whites are not the dominant demographic. Nyong’o, who earned her Oscar for 12 Years a Slave and also shined in the Jordan…

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Lupita Nyong’o has spoken out about how sexism and abuse is being dealt with in Hollywood. The 36-year-old actress previously accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, and has said she’s thankful for movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up, because they are bringing much-needed change to film sets. She told Vanity Fair…

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Lupita Nyong’o studied people with spasmodic dysphonia to create the voice of her Us character Red. The 36-year-old actress plays the antagonistic ‘Tethered’ character — as well as Adelaide, Red’s non-villainous doppelgänger — in Jordan Peele’s new horror movie. Nyong’o says she gained inspiration for the character’s haunting voice by studying the neurological disorder that causes involuntary…

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Lupita Nyong’o opened up about her role in the new horror film Us. The 36-year-old actress admits she felt “pressure” starring in Us. She was nervous about starring in the Jordan Peele directed horror film, which follows the story of a family faced with its worst nightmare when they return to the mother’s childhood home. She told Vogue.co.uk, “Of…

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Jordan Peele revealed the budget for his latest horror film, Us, in comparison to his first project, Get Out. The 40-year-old comedian turned filmmaker, says that although his hit 2017 satirical horror Get Out was made with $5 million, he thought it was “key” to have a bigger budget for his upcoming psychological fright fest Us — which was made…

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Lupita Nyong’o “treated” herself to a 10-day silent retreat for her birthday. The 35-year-old actress was always interested in meditation and, after promoting Black Panther and attending a string of awards ceremonies, she felt like getting away from all distractions was the “best gift” she could offer herself. In an interview with America’s Marie Claire magazine,…

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Since its release, Marvel’s Black Panther has continued to lead the box office and break barriers by earning $704 million to date worldwide. This movie’s impact has no age limit, which inspired Toddlewood Studio to recreate the infamous movie posters featuring pint-sized models. The New York-based studio’s makeup artist team used their incredible skills to transform young children into…

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Angela Bassett and her husband Courtney B. Vance wanted their twins to be part of the Black Panther filmmaking process because it is such an inspiring movie. The 59-year-old actress plays Ramonda — the mother of titular hero T’Challa and Queen Mother of fictional African nation Wakanda — in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, which…

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Lupita Nyong’o has claimed she has “lost friends” over the selection of people she chose to take to the Black Panther premiere. The 34-year-old actress stars as Nakia in the upcoming Marvel movie, and has admitted that she had so many friends and family that wanted to attend the premiere of the production that even though…

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