It’s no easy task looking natural on the red carpet while hundreds of photographers scream your name. So, it’s no surprise that Lupita Nyong’o channels a popular Hollywood starlet during these high-pressure situations.
In a recent interview with PorterEdit, the 36-year-old actress revealed that she wasn’t always confident on the red carpet. However, that all changed when she started channeling Emma Thompson.
“Emma Thompson, she’s the realest woman,” she said. “Observing her on the red carpet and how free and irreverent she was…”
The pair made headlines in 2014 when Thompson photobombed Nyong’o at the 2014 SAG Awards. Although the 12 Years a Slave star was initially scared to make a scene, Thompson settled her fears.