Beautiful Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o has been in the lime light of late, following the release of the new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens – but, as the star of ELLE Magazine‘s January’16 issue, she also appears in a short film that sees her dancing.
Entitled Dance with Me, the fashion short has Lupita eclipsed in shadow, while wearing a beautiful printed Lanvin gown and twirling for videographer Samantha Casolari’s lens, with creative direction by Suzanne Sykes.
The actress, who is seen spinning, leaping and bopping throughout the film, also tells the mag in her accompanying editorial interview, that;
“The opportunity to play a CGI character for me was the opportunity to not be limited by my physical circumstances.
I could experience being bigger or smaller, something totally different to who I am. And of course it’s in a galaxy far, far away.”
On diversity in Hollywood and the media, the starlet said;
“If you turn on the television and you are not represented on that television, you become invisible to yourself. And there was very little of myself that I saw on TV, or in the movies that I was watching, or in magazines that were lying around the salons or around the house.
And so these are subconscious things. Yes, Western beauty standards are things that affect the entire world. And then what happens? You’re a society that doesn’t value darker skin.”
With the star being known for imparting such eloquent words, Team SPICE will look forward to reading the interview in full and soaking her up as inspiration.
Meanwhile, you can watch Lupita Nyong’o dance in ELLE‘s short video below, as well as see one of the shots from her January’16 editorial shoot.
Image source: Elleuk.com