Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o is one of the rising stars in Hollywood as she continues to prove her talent in the industry. Right after getting a master’s degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama, the actress appeared in the movie 12 Years a Slave, which earned her numerous accolades including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong’o | Picture by Gage Skidmore | Source: Wikimedia Commons

These days Nyong’o is busy with the upcoming horror prequel A Quite Place: Day One, and if her co-star Joseph Quinn’s words are anything to go by, she might have given another Oscar-worthy performance. In a recent interview, Quinn revealed how working with the Little Monsters actress was a learning experience for him.

Joseph Quinn Is All Praises for Lupita Nyong’o Who Might Have Given Another Oscar-worthy Performance

Joseph Quinn and Lupita Nyong'o in a still from A Quiet Place: Day One
Joseph Quinn and Lupita Nyong’o in a still from A Quiet Place: Day One | Source: Paramount Pictures

Lupita Nyong’o‘s first foray into the entertainment industry was as a member of the production crew on several films, and it was while working on one of these movies that she was inspired to become a professional actress. Her debut as an actress came in the 2008 short film East River.

Nyong’o achieved continued success after 12 Years a Slave as she played roles in major franchises like Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Panther and its sequel. In addition to this, she has also starred in several Broadway plays including Eclipsed, which earned her a nomination for the prestigious Tony Award.

The actress’s most recent venture is A Quiet Place: Day One, which follows the story of the sound-sensitive monsters’ invasion of the planet. In addition to Djimon Hounsou reprising his role from A Quiet Place Part II, the prequel movie also stars Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn and Alex Wolff.

In a recent interview with GQ, Quinn opened up about his experience of working with Nyong’o. He said:

I learned a lot working with Lupita. The way that she conducts herself, just as a human being, as well as the choices she makes as an actor really informed whatever the f*ck I thought I was doing. She’s very discerning.

Quinn also said that he observed that she was “discerning”, but wouldn’t say that he was the same way. He also claimed that he has now learned to be a little more selective with the kind of projects he undertakes.

Lupita Nyong’o Believes Being Emotionally Open Is Her Power

lupita nyong'o voiced the robot in the wild robot
A still from The Wild Robot | Source: DreamWorks Animations

Over the years, Nyong’o has advocated for many causes such as s*xual harassment, and women’s and animal rights. She supports historic preservation. She has also appeared in several projects that advocate human rights such as the Kenyan TV series Shuga, a drama about AIDS/HIV prevention.

All of her contributions to such causes stand as proof of her emotional abilities. While discussing her role in the upcoming animated movie The Wild Robot, she reflected on being so emotionally open (via Variety).

I am personally more emotionally open than I’d like to be at times, sometimes it feels like a burden to have so much access to my emotions. … But I still stand in the belief that it is ultimately my power because it’s what makes acting possible for me and it makes me feel strongest when I can be honest about how I feel.

Nyong’o said that when she was first approached for the role, she wondered how she could play a robot of all things. Once she started diving deeper into the character, she found that compassion was the one thing that was common between herself and the robot. This helped her navigate through the role.

A Quiet Place: Day One is scheduled for release on June 28, and The Wild Robot is scheduled for release on September 27.

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