by Muthoni Kimani
June 26, 2020
Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong' o, has admitted she struggles with the fact that she is distant from her family, here in Kenya.
The Hollywood star has rubbed shoulders with the high and mighty in the Hollywood film industry but still never feels like it is home.
While speaking to Vogue Lupita said;
"Filming is so time-consuming. And intense. With 'Black Panther', a lot of us were single. On 'Little Monsters', nobody was single. Everyone, when they're done with their day's work, wants to go home to their families, which makes a whole lot of sense. When you don't have that it's very isolating."
She further explained why she picks her roles ;
"It's passion. I definitely want to claim ambition, but I get very compulsive about the things I am passionate about, to the point of not sleeping. It's very impractical. I fight the barriers that I form for myself, because they're often ridiculous.I don't get fulfilment from the number of zeros attached to a project. What I'm seduced by is the potential to shift a narrative. That is very seductive to me, having social and cultural impact."
The sexy and talented actress explained how fellow casts usually go home to their people, which is a privilege she does not have, because nearly all members of her family are not in the US.
Lupita's dad and mum are all in Kenya, so are her other family members, which makes it very hard for her to interact with them physically regularly.