“What actually did it for me was watching ‘The Color Purple’. When I saw Whoopi Goldberg and she looked like me and I thought, ‘Oh! I could do this’. – Lupita Nyong’o in Vogue Magazine.
“Ma!! theres a Black Woman on TV and she ain’t no maid!!!” – Whoopi Goldberg, as a young girl upon seeing Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek”
Watch Lupita talk about race and her experiences in the film industry so far.