Kenyan born Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong’o said an interview with CNN that she’s not afraid of failure. She goes on to talk about life after winning the Oscars.
Lupita Nyong’o took the world by storm with her captivating performance in the movie, 12 Years A Slave, and she has gone on to become bonafide Hollywood star in a short time.
The actress in the interview makes it clear that while it’s “healthy” to worry a little bit about failure she doesn’t allow herself to be paralyzed by fear any longer.
She told CNN:
I think a healthy fear of failure is good, and it definitely keeps me on my toes, knowing that things could go morbidly wrong.
‘But I don’t allow myself to get paralyzed by that because through failure, you learn more.”
On the other hand, the 32-year-old beauty admits that she thought her life would return to normal after she won an Oscar for her part in the 2013 period drama, 12 Years A Slave.
You know, I thought it would come to an end after the Oscars. I thought the Oscars would come and go and then all of a sudden everything would be back to normal and I’d be back in my apartment.
‘You know what kept me sane? Not knowing. Having never really experienced that before… because this was new territory I had no normal. I had no sense of what was normal in that world. It was all new. I don’t think [I would do it again]. Not to that extent.”
And Lupita Nyong’o has no regrets whatsoever on the path she has taken concerning her career, adding:
I enjoy learning new things. I enjoy being uncomfortable for some reason. It’s more interesting, more challenging … That’s why I’m an actor. Because there’s nothing comfortable about being an actor. You’re always out on a ledge, you know?”
Lupita Nyong’o is getting ready for the release of her new animated movie, The Jungle Book in 2016, and the legendary George Lucas’s Star Wars movie franchise, due for release in December, 2015. Nyong’o is definitely on her way to Hollywood Diva status. No one will bet against her at the rate that she has growing in the film industry.