Before They Were Famous: Lupita Nyong’o & Winston Duke Boast Credentials From Yale, Sitcoms & The Music Video World

With lower than two weeks till its premiere date, the horror flick Us is already making a reputation for itself within the film world.


The Jordan Peele-directed flick already screened on the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas on Friday, and critics are showering it with reward.

“It’s official: Jordan Peele is the brand new Spielberg. #Us goes to be one of many largest films of the 12 months,” stated creator Ramin Setoodeh.

The movie’s two leads Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o additionally obtained a whole lot of accolades with Lupita already getting Oscar speak.

“It’s secure to say that #UsMovie additional proves that @Lupita_Nyongo is without doubt one of the most interesting actresses of her technology,” wrote movie trade skilled Matt Dentler.

“My evaluate for . Lupita is about to win one other Oscar however this time as lead actress. She ought to really win 2,” tweeted director Matthew A. Cherry.


Did we point out Lupita fully slayed on the SXSW crimson carpet as effectively…


It must be famous that Lupita and Winston aren’t new to having success within the arts collectively.

Before Winston acquire worldwide consideration in Black Panther final 12 months and earlier than Lupita broke hearts in her Oscar-winning efficiency for 12 Years A Slave, the 2 attended Yale School of Drama collectively for the grasp’s program.

Winston even talked about how they as soon as dreamed of being in a superhero flick, and their imaginative and prescient got here true after they booked Black Panther collectively, which was Winston’s first film.


But even earlier than Yale, Lupita was doing huge issues, and Winston was undoubtedly getting warmed up for stardom earlier than Black Panther arrived.

Hit the following pages to peep what Lupita and Winston had been as much as earlier than they turned well-known.


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