Los Angeles, Jan 15: Actress Lupita Nyong’o, who has wowed people with her performance as Patsey in her debut film “12 Years A Slave”, says that her character has some resemblance to late pop king Michael Jackson.
Eonline.com reports that the actress talks about her role in an interview in the February issue of Dazed and Confused, which also features her on the cover.
“There’s something very Michael Jackson-like about Patsey-the childlike quality he always had,” Nyong’o said. “She had her childhood stripped away from her suddenly as soon as she became of sexual age,” she added.
Directed by Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” is about slavery and also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.
Nyong’o, a graduate of the Yale University School of Drama, also talked about using the Lucid Body method to better inhabit her character.
“It’s about investigating your emotional make-up through your physicality,” the actress said. “We store our emotions in our bodies,” she added.
She said that Whoopi Goldberg in “The Color Purple” motivated her to be an actor.