People: Lupita Nyong’o was worried about the Oscar curse

After winning an Oscar in 2014 for her supporting role in “12 Years a Slave,” Nyong’o said she was worried about her career. She received helpful advice from a British colleague at the time.

Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o says she turned to her British colleague Emma Thompson with career concerns after her early Oscar win. “I had heard a lot about the curse of the Oscar for best supporting actress,” the 41-year-old told the US magazine “People”. “Many people who won it didn’t have any major projects afterward.”

Nyong’o received the Academy Award in 2014 for her supporting role in “12 Years a Slave”. That was at the very beginning of her career, she explained. She was worried that she would “fall off the map” after the award.

Fellow actress and Oscar winner Thompson (65, “Howard’s End”) advised her to follow her own feelings and not the recommendations of other people, Nyong’o said. “She was the one who encouraged me to do what I wanted to do.” It was a play on Broadway at the time.

The actress, who later starred in the “Black Panther” films, among others, can currently be seen in the horror film “A Quiet Place: Day One”.

Source: Stern

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