“Lupita Nyong’o is an Ice Cold Diva and Manipulative B****,”Fellow Actors Claim
Her meteoric rise on the acting scene was given a shot in the arm by her historic Oscars Win. Lupita Nyong’o breakthrough role in the movie 12 Years a Slave endeared her to a lot of people. Ever since, she has continued to receive accolades and plaudits for her immense acting career. But like they usually say all that glitters is not gold. It seems fame and power has gone into the Kenyan daughter head. The Daily Mail has reported Lupita Nyong’o is really a diva who is completely overshadowing her co-stars of the Broadway-bound play Eclipsed with her backstage antics.
Theater actresses Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, and Saycon Sengbloh were all initially excited to work with Hollywood’s breakout star, but now the four women can barely stand to share the stage with her, theatre sources reveal.
Stephen C. Byrd, the executive producer of the play’s Broadway run, was adamant that Nyong’o be cast in the show after learning she was turned down for the role while an undergraduate at Yale School of Drama.
‘Stephen paid her top-dollar to be in this production. He’s head over heels to have her in the show and has made it clear to everyone, whatever Lupita wants, she gets.
Though the 12 Years a Slave star comes across as Hollywood’s darling and America’s sweetheart in public, her Eclipsed co-stars feel she’s an ‘ice princess’ and a ‘manipulative b****’ behind the scenes.
‘She doesn’t speak to anyone when she’s not on stage and in character. She has security backstage because she claims she has a stalker.
‘She only wants to do press interviews alone, despite the show being an ensemble piece. She’s done everything she can to alienate herself from her co-stars,’ said the source.