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Exclusive: Lupita Nyong’o, In Tears Between Takes While Filming ’12 Years a Slave’

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Twelve Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o has kicked off award season with a bang. On Wednesday morning, the nominations for the 20th Annual SAG Awards were announced and Nyong’o was nominated for her outstanding role in the highly acclaimed film.

HipHollywood recently caught up with Kenyan actress, who made her American film debut in the Steve McQueen directed feature, to talk about what she learned while preparing for her role as Patsey.

“There was a lot of surprising things, the instruments of torture for example, incredibly scary to me. There was a lot, there was an education,” Nyong’o explained.

The actress also revealed what was the most difficult and most shocking scenes to film. “The time that shocked me the most and did me in was the administering to the wounds, the scene in which people were treating her wounds,” Lupita said.

“I overlooked that. I thought it was going to be the easiest of all things that I would shoot. And in that moment, I was just confronted by what little choice Patsey had,” she shared.

“It really took me by surprise and I was definitely in tears between takes … I didn’t want to be relieved of that because I felt so honored to be able to tell this woman’s story and I wanted to lend myself to it fully and recover later,” Lupita added.

12′ Years A Slave was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

 

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Katt Williams Is Ready For His Comeback: “My Only Goal Is Getting Better”

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Katt Williams is ready for his triumphant return!

After a series of arrests and bizarre incidents in 2016 that seemed to overshadow his public persona, Williams told HipHollywood he’s getting back to work and putting his personal issues behind him.

“Remember none of those things have ever been about work,” he said when asked if he hopes his new projects will overshadow his past missteps. “It’s more about having to deal with situations that are purposely thrown in your direction, and so I’ve been successful in the fact that I’m not nearly as good as I’m going to be,” he explained.

But if you’re thinking the 46-year-old comedian is in denial about his issues, he says absolutely not.

“I’m not one of those people that doesn’t recognize he’s stumbled,” he asserts. “I embrace the stumble because I know I’m going to come back faster than before, so my only goal is getting better at all points.”

And with six projects slated for release including the comedy, Father Figure with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, Williams appears to be back on the right track.

“I’m really in each of these comebacks trying to be a better person than the person that left, and if you liked that person this is just a better version than that because that’s what I’m on.”

You can see Katt dishing more positivity in the exclusive clip below, and be sure to see Father Figures when it hits theaters December 22.

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