Keeping It Reel with Lupita Nyong’o from “12 Years A Slave”

FilmGordon’s correspondent Wilson Morales interviews Lupita Nyong’o of Steve McQueen’s new movie 12 Years a Slave. The film is already garnering Oscar talk, and Morales praises Nyong’o’s “raw” performance as slave Patsey.

Nyong’o talks about reading Solomon Northup’s memoir that inspired the film, calling it a “gift” and finding it relatable. Acting in the film, she says, allowed her to see slavery from a more personal perspective.

She also discusses how director McQueen helped her to develop her character and how she feels about being part of a film already being considered large and important.

The hosts also give their Oscar predictions, calling 12 Years a SlaveGravity, and Captain Phillips locks for Best Picture. They review The Fifth Estate, praising Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance as Julian Assange but finding the movie overall lukewarm.

Listen to the episode here. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *