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‘I don’t want to be imprisoned by fame’: Lupita Nyong’o On How She Deals With Fans And Fame

‘I don’t want to be imprisoned by fame’: Lupita Nyong’o on how she deals with being recognized by fans

Lupita Nyong’o doesn’t want to be ‘imprisoned’ by fame.

The 12 Years A Slave star admits it can sometimes being a ‘little weird’ to think that people have such a ‘familiarity’ with her, despite having never met her.

Speaking to Allure magazine’s Culture of Hair issue, she said: ‘What fame does is there is an illusion of familiarity that is cast into the world.

'I don't want to be imprisoned by fame': Lupita Nyong'o has spoken out about how she deals with being recognized by fans; she is seen in a picture from Allure

‘So it’s about negotiating with that illusion because oftentimes you encounter people who have encountered you, but you haven’t encountered them. It’s a little weird to find your footing.’

‘I have to be aware of that possibility, not imprisoned by it. It’s like, how do I find freedom within that awareness?’

It comes after Lupita revealed she has become ‘more familiar’ with herself and Hollywood over the last three years.

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She explained: ‘I am more familiar with [this world]. I have my likes and dislikes. I know when I am spreading myself too thin.