MEXICO CITY.- The winner of the Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” for her participation in “12 Years of Slavery”, signed a contract with Netflix to adapt the story of her book “Sulwe” for the realization of a musical.
Last Thursday the platform reported that they will make an animated film set to music with the story that Lupita Nyong’o account in his book and that deals with the issue of racism and discrimination, according to information from the EFE agency.
The Mexican-Kenyan actress said in a statement that she is very excited that her story is adapted for the making of a film and assures that it will be an inspiration for children around the world.
We hope it inspires all the children of the world to celebrate their uniqueness. When I grew up, I was uncomfortable with my dark skin. I rarely saw someone who looked like me on the aspirational pages of books or magazines, or even on television. It was a long journey for me to reach self esteem“he revealed.
The story of “Sulwe,” which was released in 2019, is about a dark-skinned girl who wished her skin was lighter.
The texts will be by Nyong’o and will appear as a producer; illustrations would be in charge of Vashti Harrison.
“’Sulwe’ is a mirror for dark-skinned children to see themselves, a window for those who may not be familiar with colorism (discrimination based on skin color) to have understanding and empathy, and an invitation for all those who feel different and invisible to recognize their innate beauty and value “, concluded Lupita.
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Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico City in 1983 and her performance in the film “12 Years of Slavery” launched her to fame, after her nomination and triumph at the Oscars.
In addition, the 37-year-old actress has stood out for her performances in “Black Panther” (2018), “Us” (2019), “Little Monsters” (2019) and in the last trilogy of “Star Wars”, where she played to “Maz Kanata”.