“It’s about really embracing both the dark and the light, you know there’s a duality to everything.” – Lupita Nyong’o on Us
Lupita Nyong’o stars in the highly anticipated horror film Us. The film is written and directed by Oscar winning Jordan Peele, who helmed 2016’s breakout hit Get Out. Us features an all-star cast including Winston Duke (Black Panther), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaids Tale), and Tim Heidecker (The Trial).
Us tells the story of Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke), who take their children on a family vacation with Kitty Tyler (Elisabeth Moss) and Josh Tyler (Tim Heidecker). What begins as a serene holiday trip on the beach soon turns deadly as the Wilson’s vacation home is broken in by intruders that look exactly like them, only with sinister features.
Lupita Nyong’o broke out in 2012’s acclaimed hit Twelve Years A Slave, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Since then she has starred in several big projects, from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Queen of Katwe, to Broadway’s Tony nominated play Eclipsed. Lupita Nyong’o has several projects in the works, such as The Killer, 355, and Star Wars: Episode IX where she will reprise her role as Maz Kanata.
Rachel Kasuch of Film Inside sat down with Lupita Nyong’o to discuss the making of Us. Nyong’o opens up about fears, success, the American Dream, and having both good and evil in all of us. “The word evil is judgmental,” admits Nyong’o. “We all have darkness in us, we all have the potential to be destructive and I think when darkness is suppressed, that is when it can grow out of proportion and become most destructive.” To see more of what Lupita Nyong’o has to say about working with Jordan Peele on Us, watch our exclusive video interview below.
Check out our exclusive video interview with Lupita Nyong’o here:
Us opens everywhere March 22, 2019.