What Lupita Nyong’o and Eric Adams Wore to the Party
On January 26, Lupita Nyong’o and Eric Adams attended the New York City premiere of A United Kingdom, the upcoming biographical drama about Jamaican-born British actress-singer-model Lupita Nyong’o, her rise to fame in the early 1990s, and her dramatic fall from grace. Lupita and Eric are both artists, and the event’s location, at Lincoln Center’s Oriental Theater, was a fitting setting for the event, marking the film’s New York premiere. The event also marked a time for Lupita and Eric’s collaboration, with Lupita appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Eric appearing on ABC’s The View to promote the film.
Lupita and Eric discussed how they first became friends, how the film inspired them, their career trajectory, the roles they’ve played, and more!
What was the first conversation you two had after you met?
Eric: We actually met each other the first night I came over from London in January. I was supposed to meet Lupita at the Guggenheim Museum but she was running late. We started talking about her life on the show VH-1’s The Real World. I found out she was going to be in this film I was really excited about.
What was your first reaction when you heard your friend was playing the role of Lupita? How have you seen her grow in the years since?
Lupita: When I found out he was going to be playing me, my initial thought was, “I hope that he’s not too handsome, because I’m not a girl that’s going to be attracted to a man.” I’d seen Eric’s work in movies, and I thought he was extremely handsome. So then when I found