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Lupita Nyong'o's Breathtaking Hollywood Reporter Cover Story Is Full of Gems

The actress graces the January issue of the magazine, where she opens up about her childhood, insecurities, and 'Black Panther.'

Lupita Nyong'o opens up about her childhood in political exile, her journey into acting, working on Black Panther and much more in a new cover feature with the Hollywood Reporter.


The actress reveals several illuminating details about her life and career throughout the interview that she hasn't spoken about openly until now.

On her brave decision to come forward with her account of sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, the actress had this to say:

"I felt uncomfortable in my silence, and I wanted to liberate myself from it and contribute to the discussion, that was just what I felt I needed to do, quite viscerally. I couldn't sleep. I needed to get it out."

Nyong'o was also candid when speaking about her insecutires—yes, she has them too.

"That's OK," she says, with a sly smile, "because it will keep me grounded. I don't need to be so full of myself that I feel I am without flaw. I can feel beautiful and imperfect at the same time. I have a healthy relationship with my aesthetic insecurities."

The piece also features a playful video, in which the actor answers some fan questions about her acting experiences and life on the set of Black Panther. Check out a clip from the video below.

You can watch the full video and read the full Hollywood Reporter story here.

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From breezy silhouettes and bold colors to monochrome dressing, these were some of the stand-out looks from those attending the French house's Métiers d’art showcase.

There's a buzz in the Senegalese capital and an upbeat mood on the streets -- thanks in large part to Chanel unveiling its Métiers d’art collection on Tuesday. In the lead-up to the French luxury house's history-making show in Dakar, Dakar Fashion Week had just closed out with an all-white afterparty at the Phare des Mamelles, and a three-day cultural program to engage local creatives across art, film, and music captivated visitors and locals alike.

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Four Films We're Most Looking Forward to at Sundance 2023

These titles, selected from a record 4,061 feature submissions, make their premiere at the prestigious film event next year.

Last year's Sundance Film Festival gave us delights such as Nigerian American director Adamma Ebo’s debut feature, Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul, and Oliver Hermanus' Living, a moving retelling of the Kurosawa classic, Ikiru. It also saw the debut of Nikyatu Jusu's Nanny, which went on to win the fest's main prize. The Sierra Leonean American director's film, about an undocumented Senegalese woman who becomes a nanny to a wealthy couple on New York’s Upper East Side, stayed top of mind for many critics in the months that followed after its premiere.

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