Lupita Nyong’o didn’t celebrate her birthday like most people. She went on a 10-day silent retreat that received as a gift.
The way the Oscar winner sees it, her job has two parts – the acting and the celebrity. “The celebrity involves a lot of giving,” Lupita explained in the latest issue of Marie Claire . “After talking so much, and just expend, expending, expending, to sit with myself and just listen. Our lives are so full of distractions; you go from one distraction to another.”
Nyong’o thought about ditching the Texas-based retreat, but didn’t because she’d surrendered her phone, didn’t have a car, and signed an agreement to stay. Afterwards, the friend who gave her to trip told her to listen to her favorite album when she left. She chose Kendrick Lamar ’s ”Damn.” Her experience helped her focus on the words and music. “It was like clarity,” she said. “I was just, like, wow. I imagine that people sometimes get that from drugs. But it was really nice to get that just from spending time with myself.”
Source: Marie Claire