The colorful photo collection was inspired by the Oscar winner’s new film ‘Queen of Katwe’, the tale of a Ugandan girl who excels at the game of chess.
“To play a mother of four in Uganda, a formidable mother who has so much working against her, was so compelling to me. It wasn’t something I thought I’d be asked to do. The fact that it was based on a true story, an uplifting story out of Africa . . . . Oh, my goodness, all my dreams were coming true in that script,” she told the magazine about the movie.
Perhaps there isn’t a more beautiful dream come true than returning to your roots to share where you’ve come from.
Check out pics from the October spread below:
The spread showcases the beauty of Lupita’s native home and her family. Here, The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress wears a Duro Olowu silk coat and skirt, accompanied by her 96-year-old grandmother:
In another family moment, wearing a Zac Posen dress, Lupita curls up on the stoop of her home with her parents, Senator Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and Dorothy Nyong’o: