Lupita Nyong’o steps out in colorful spring dress and pink pumps after successful Broadway debut
She’s been hailed as Broadway’s brightest new star and Lupita Nyong’o certainly lit up a dingy New York sidewalk on Thursday.
The Oscar winner, 33, wore a colorful green and grey patterned collar dress cinched at the waist and falling to just below her knees.
She paired the frock with pink pumps and accessorized with diamond stud earrings and a big smile.
Natural beauty: Lupita Nyong’o was pictured in a pretty green and grey patterned collar dress and pink pumps on Thursday as she headed to an engagement in New York City
The 12 years a Slave star is winning rave reviews for her Broadway debut in the drama Eclipsed, about the civil war in Liberia.
And on Thursday she was a guest at AOL Build to promote the play written by Danai Gurira.
In an Instagram post ahead of the play’s opening, she revealed that she had played the role before, as an understudy in drama school.
‘I never went on, and I promised myself back then that I would play “The Girl” some day, somehow, somewhere, so it’s mindblowing to get to do it on Broadway,’ she wrote.
Stunner: The 33-year-old, who won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for 12 Years A Slave, lit up the Manhattan sidewalk with her bright smile and colorful attire
Pretty as a picture: Nyong’o accessorized with diamond earrings and oversized sunglasses and her dress featured gem stones on the cuffs and a pair of bright red lips at the waist
In the handwritten notes she photographed and posted on social media, the actress revealed that Eclipsed is the first ever play on Broadway to be performed, directed and written by all women.
She also shared with fans that before the curtain goes up, she can be typically found knitting backstage, as it ‘helps calm the nerves.’
The play, set in 2003, tells the story of five women near the end of the Second Liberian Civil War.
It is almost entirely set in a small one-room shack where three of the women are being held by the Commanding Officer of a rebel faction, who basically uses them as sex slaves.
The Academy Award winner explained in one of her pointers that one of the methods used by Women’s Peace Movement to try bring about the end of the war was a sex strike.
Toast of NYC: The actress made her Broadway debut Sunday night in the play Eclipsed, and won rave reviews from critics
Source: Daily Mail