“He does still surprise me and he makes me hungry to work with him and see what he does and comes up with. [The Master] was something that I came up with because I wanted to spend more time with him. We’d worked together a lot, five times. But it was never enough. It was a supporting part or something like that. It never felt like we’d gotten super dirty enough together" - Paul Thomas Anderson
As a dark-skinned woman with short natural hair in an industry still overwhelmingly dominated by white standards of beauty Nyong’o recognizes her potential to be a mirror for other black women and inspire a new generations of actresses. Young women expressing gratitude just for feeling represented decorate her Facebook fan page.
"It feels great. Dwayne Johnson said that greatness is not just what you do but what you inspire others to do. And that really moved me. If young girls feel inspired by my journey right now it’s an honor" - Oscar Nominated Actress Lupita Nyong’o