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. 

From New York Daily Mail:

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.”

Read more at New York Daily Mail

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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