"When I got the role in 12 Years a Slave, I called my father and said, 'Daddy, I got a part in a movie! Do
you know Brad Pitt?'" Lupita Nyong'o said in the issue. "And he said, 'I've heard of him,
but I don't know him personally.' I said, 'Well — he's producing this movie, and he's really big in Hollywood.' My father paused and then said, 'So you have a job! Good. Congratulations! And good night!' That call
put everything in perspective."
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