Lupita Nyong’o Went to Some ‘Dark Places’ Filming ‘Us’
The Oscar winner Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o revealed that she went to some “Dark Places” during the filming of ‘Us’.
The 36-year-old actress plays a dual role of Adelaide Wilson and her terrifying doppelgänger Red in Jordan Peele’s new psychological horror ‘Us’.
The movie follows around a family on vacation who are terrorized with monsters who look exactly like them and admitted that it was so draining she would have to take naps in between filming.
Speaking on a recent episode of ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ she said, “They’re very different, they’re diametrically opposed to each other but they’re also connected, so I had to go to some dark places within myself to find the doppelgänger, Red.”
“[I had to] do a crazy voice that was a lot of fun to create and I enjoyed the experience. I spent a lot of time between takes sleeping just trying to catch up with myself.”
The ’12 Years a Slave’ star explained that playing two roles was even more challenging as a lot of the time she was acting alone in scenes.
She added: “You never meet your scene partner which is a challenge of its own, someone who’s just an eye line or sometimes a green cross on the wall.”