United State.- Mexican-Kenyan Actress Lupita Nyong’o announced Thursday that Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o will present to Netflix the lively musical of her children’s book “Sulwe”.
“The story of Saloe is very close to my heart,” said the Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress in a statement titled “12 Years a Slave” (2013).
“I am excited that the book is being adapted as an animated movie and musician that we hope will inspire all children around the world to celebrate its uniqueness,” she added.
With Nyong’o transcripts and illustrations of Harrison’s fascists, “Sulwe” (2019) tells the story of a black girl who wished her skin was less dark.
“When I grew up, I was uncomfortable with my dark skin. I rarely saw someone like me on the ambitious pages of books or magazines, or even on television. It was a long journey for me to reach self-esteem,” the actress explained today.
“Sulwe” is a mirror for dark-skinned children to see themselves, a window for those who may not be familiar with color (discrimination based on skin tone) for understanding and sympathy, and an invitation to all who feel different and invisible its innate beauty and value.
Nyong’o will be listed as the producer for this movie.
In addition to her appearance in the movie “12 Years a Slave” which made her one of the young faces to follow in Hollywood, the Mexico City-born translator in 1983 has appeared in other films such as Black Panther (2018), We (2019), and Little Monsters. (2019) and in the latest ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, where Maz Kanata is given life.
Looking to the future, Nyong’o is waiting for the release of “The 355,” a spy tape with Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger and Van Pingbing.
The release of this action movie has been postponed due to the pandemic, and is currently scheduled to release in January 2022.