Well, she was bound to screw up at some point, right?
Hollywood newbie Lupita Nyong’o capped off her breakthrough award season with an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave. She became a fashion icon with her bold red carpet choices, but now she’s taken a major misstep: not with an outfit, but her words.
In an interview with Marie Claire magazine, the actress likens being nominated for an Oscar to waiting for a cancer diagnosis. Seriously.
She says her nerves were so bad before her category was announced that she “wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy”. So forget your thoughts of financial ruin or physical harm to get revenge, just wish your enemy gets an Oscar nomination! That’ll show ’em!
Lupita continued, “it’s not even about the outcome; it’s about the agony of the unknown. It’s like waiting for test results in a hospital.”
So yes, for all those who have sat in a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor on a diagnosis of whether you will live or die, don’t worry. Lupita identifies with you because she once had to sit in a pretty dress and wait to hear if she won an award. It’s exactly the same thing.
Sometimes, I wonder if celebrities hear the words they speak.