Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave
“When I got the role in 12 Years a Slave, I called my father and said, ‘Daddy, I got a part in a movie! Do
you know Brad Pitt?’ And he said, ‘I’ve heard of him,
but I don’t know him personally.’ I said, ‘Well—he’s producing this movie, and he’s really big in Hollywood.’ My father paused and then said, ‘So you have a job! Good. Congratulations! And good night!’ That call
put everything in perspective.
Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress; Ana Khouri necklace.
Photography by Juergen Teller
Styled by Simon Robins