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Lupita Nyong'o Reveals That Michael Jackson Was The Inspiration For 12 Years A Slave Role Her character had a similar child-like quality...



Lupita Nyong’o seems to be a big fan of Michael Jackson, as the Oscar nominated actress has admitted that she used Michael Jackson as an inspiration for her character in 12 Years a Slave.
The Kenyan actress has revealed that she felt her character had similar qualities to that of Michael Jackson.
In an interview with Dazed and Confused magazine, she spoke about how she modeled her character’s behavior after Michael Jackson’s child-like qualities.
"There's something very Michael Jackson-like about Patsey - the child-like quality he always had," she explained. "She had her childhood stripped away from her suddenly as soon as she became of sexual age."

 

Lupita Nyong'o played the role of Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (WENN)
Lupita played the role Patsey in the Golden Globe winning movie 12 Years a Slave. She is also nominated for Best Actress In A Supporting Role at the upcoming Academy Awards.
She seems to be following in the footsteps of actress Whoopi Goldberg, who was also nominated for an Academy Award for The Color Purple.
Lupita also admitted that Whoopi Goldberg is one of her inspirations as well.
"Whoopi Goldberg looked like me, she had hair like mine, she was dark like me," she revealed. "I'd been starved for images of myself. I'd grown up watching a lot of American TV. There was very little Kenyan material, because we had an autocratic ruler who stifled our creative expression."
12 Years a Slave is up for nine awards at this year’s show. The Academy Awards will air on ABC on March

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