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Lupita Nyong’o Covers Dujour Magazine, Discusses ‘Integrity’ in Her Career

lupita 2The world can’t seem to get enough of Lupita Nyong’o and who can blame them, she has got that star quality.

Featured on the fall 2013 edition of online lifestyle magazine DuJour, the 12 Years a Slave actress is looking gorgeous on the cover and in the fashion editorial. The magazine, which has featured reality star Kim Kardashian, designer Nicole Richie and actors Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman among other A-List celebrities, portrays the Kenyan beauty in her “defining moment.”

Check out excerpts of her interview below:

On the importance of drama school on her career:

“What validated my three years there was that I was able to put all of that training to work immediately and so relevantly. I know I wouldn’t have been able to play Patsey had I not gone through three years of school. I wouldn’t have had the elasticity or the confidence to take it on. I don’t think I would have known I could do it.”

On the career she envisions for herself:

“I would love to have a career that’s governed by the material; I always want to be part of stories that I feel are worthwhile. And they don’t all have to be as heavy as 12 Years a Slave. I do my best work when I feel conviction to say something through the character I play. Always I want to have integrity and not compromise that.”

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