Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave “Steve McQueen called me up one day and said, ‘I want you to do this thing.’ It was 12 Years a Slave. He couldn’t believe that I didn’t immediately say yes, that there was any conversation to be had. But it wasn’t an easy yes. I needed to read the book. And while I was reading, I slipped down the rabbit hole. It took me a while to get out. I finished the book in floods of tears. Only then did I say yes.” Prada tuxedo; Thomas Pink shirt; Alexander Olch tie; Cartier.