Lupita Nyong’o: ‘I’m Doing For Little Girls What Oprah and Whoopi Did For Me’

Source: Dominique Hobdy / Essence

Lupita Nyong’o is not taking her time in the spotlight lightly.

In a cover story for this week’s Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar nominee says she hopes her success will inspire young girls.

“I feel very fortunate to be in this position, and I know that it means more to people because I am an African and I am dark-skinned,” she says. “In many ways me being on the scene is doing for little girls everywhere what Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg did for me.

“My world exploded by them being on screen. Hopefully I will inspire and be meaningful to other people.”

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