Actress Lupita Nyong’o is the cover star for Vanity Fair‘s October Issue and she’s sharing her thoughts as to why “Black Panther” was able to achieve monumental success.
The blockbuster project which went on to bring in $1.347 billion worldwide was successful in her opinion because it avoided using “the struggle through having dark skin” as “clickbait.” “In ‘Black Panther, ‘I felt that the African experience was allowed to exist aspirationally,” Nyong’o told Vanity Fair. “I think it’s more common in America to hear of the struggle of black people than it is to hear of the success. It’s more of a sensation to have a headline about a struggle, you know? The struggle through having dark skin is clickbait. So when ‘Black Panther’ came along … it was so refreshing to work on an African narrative that did not lead with the struggle of being African.”
Lupita is breaking down all the style and fashion choices she has made throughout her career: from red carpet dresses to box office premieres.
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