The stunning Lupita Nyong’o stepped out in style wearing a Miu Miu dress and Christian Louboutin heels for the premiere of her new film ’12 Years A Slave’ held at the Directors Guild of America on Monday night (October 14) in Los Angeles.
The actress was joined at the event by co-stars Alfre Woodard and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Jesse Williams, Common, Russell Simmons, and the film’s director Steve McQueen.
Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya (and now a resident of Brooklyn), Nyong’o studied at the Yale School of Drama before scoring her key supporting role in the drama as a young woman called Patsey. The 30-year-old beauty is being pegged as the only woman who can prevent Oprah from winning her first acting Oscar statue. Not bad at all.
”I too was extremely moved by the film. It was a cathartic experience to watch it,” she told Screen Crave in a recent interview. “It was something I dreaded doing. They kind of had to bully me into watching [laughs]. I was just like, ‘I don’t know if I want to go back there you know?’ But I’m so glad I did because it’s not a happy ending for everyone.”
“The fact that this film has been made and can be shared today, helps in the healing. It’s a shame that this story has been lost for so long. That it’s not more commonly known. I feel like this should be required reading for everyone around the world not just for Americans.”
The film will hit theaters in limited release this Friday. Check out more flicks from the premiere below!