She was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, yet conceptualizes Black American history of struggle so well. While wearing prosthetic scars for the film “12 Years A Slave,” Nyong’o made this remark about her connection to her character.
‘I realised my night of discomfort was temporary. Hers was permanent. It broke my heart realising how she had zero choice. All she ever wanted was to be released through death and she didn’t even get that.’
Just look at her!