by Helvine Achieng
March 26, 2021
Oscar Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has recently opened up about the ups and downs of publicity and fame.
Speaking to Kitt Nyang'aya on her YouTube channel, Lupita said fame denied her the opportunity to live a normal life.
"I mean, with all the attention on you, you feel restricted and self-conscious to do some things," she said. Lupita mentioned the countless encounters with stalkers, who are always on your trail every moment of your life. The actress is currently in Kenya, promoting her new children's book Sulwe.
The young lad also spoke about colourism and racial profiling in the film industry. Lupita stated that When she started acting, most light-skinned actors would land big roles in movies instead of dark-skinned women.
"That is why I wrote 'Sulwe', to help children learn that they are beautiful before the world tells them anything else."