Lupita Nyong'o - Lupita Nyong'o Credits Ralph Fiennes For Her Acting Career

Actress Lupita Nyong'o credits Ralph Fiennes for her acting career, insisting James Bond's new boss gave her the encouragement to chase her dreams while she was working as a runner on the set of The Constant Gardener.

The 12 Years a Slave star reveals the Brit gave her advice about the industry and gave her the information she needed to find a career in acting.

She tells the New York Post, "Ralph Fiennes was a pivotal influence on me. I was having Ralph on set and he asked me, 'So what is it you want to do?' I very shyly, timidly admitted that I wanted to be an actor.

"He sighed, and he said, 'Lupita, only be an actor if you feel there is nothing else in the world you what to do - only do it if you feel you cannot live without acting'."

The actress went on to graduate from Yale University School of Drama's Acting programme in 2012, and she makes her film debut in Steve MCQueen's new slavery drama.


Contactmusic

Tags: Lupita Nyong'o - Ralph Fiennes - The Constant Gardener

Advertisement

More Lupita Nyong'o

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

J.J Abrams treated Star Wars fans to a look at a new model of the iconic X-Wing Starfighter in a new video calling for submissions...

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

J.J. Abrams has been incrementally dripping visual information regarding the upcoming reboot, Star Wars: Episode VII; we’ve had a glimpse at a bustling Tattooine marketplace...

Fail! Lionel Richie's Name Spelled Wrong At The BET Awards

Whoever was in charge of the captioning at last night's BET Awards should hang their head in shame after they misspelled the name of the...

The Academy Opens Its Arms Once More: 271 Stars Invited, Inc. Nyongo'o, Pharrell, Fassbender

Like a basking shark, hoovering up the most talented plankton the world of cinema has to offer, The Academy has extended a warm invitation to...

Advertisement

Ben Kingsley is The Wise And Caring Bagheera in Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book'

Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.Ben...

5 Things We Didn't Know About Lupita Nyong'o Before Her Vogue Cover

Lupita Nyong'o has graced the cover of Vogue for the fashion bible's July cover. The 31-year-old actress looked and sounded fantastic in the pictures and...

Lupita Nyong'o On Award Season: It's Like a War Zone

Having won an Oscar for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o has likened award season and, more specifically, the red...

Lupita Nyong'o Compares Attending Movie Award Season Events To "War Zone"

Lupita Nyong'o may have been victorious at this year's Academy-Awards, but it sounds the process isn't particularly pleasant.The whole award season was rather overwhelming for...

Advertisement

Comments

Lupita Nyong'o Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Lupita Nyong'o

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All