We’re just about ready for the next Oscar season, but Lupita Nyong’o’s year isn’t over yet.
The award-winning actress was named one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year and the rising star graced the magazine’s December issue.
Nyong’o, 31, dished to the glossy about her whirlwind journey since her big Academy Award win in March and what’s up next in the upcoming months.
“This is actually a conversation I look forward to having in 10 years, when all of this is behind me and I have some real perspective on what happened — because right now I’m still adjusting,” she told Glamour of her rise to fame after taking home the trophy for her Best Supporting role in “12 Years a Slave.”
“I guess I feel catapulted into a different place; I have a little whiplash,” she continued.
“I did have a dream to be an actress, but I didn’t think about being famous. And I haven’t yet figured out how to be a celebrity; that’s something I’m learning, and I wish there were a course on how to handle it. I have to be aware that my kinesphere may be larger than I want it to be.”
Nyong’o credited Oprah as a role model. “Oprah played a big role in my understanding of what it meant to be female and to really step into your own power. I wouldn’t even call her a role model; she was literally a reference point. You have the dictionary, you have the Bible, you have Oprah.”
The starlet was named People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” person earlier this year.
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