The Daily Mail is reporting that Lupita Nyong’o, 32, is behaving like a “ice-cold diva” and a “manipulative bitch” on the set of her new play Eclipse, blowing off castmates’ invitations to go to lunch and refusing to speak to anyone off stage. The Oscar-winning actress has further alienated castmates by installing big security guards backstage because of an alleged stalker and arriving at the opening night party with a huge entourage despite being told not to bring guests due to space limitations.
‘That didn’t stop Lupita! She had a full entourage trailing her every move.” said one anonymous co-star. Everybody was apparently upset because “they couldn’t share the moment with their loved ones and Lupita had enough people to start an NBA team.’
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 bitch’ 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.
Nyong’o is unbothered by the discord she’s caused backstage because “she’s only focused on herself.”
‘She’s the nucleus of the backstage drama but she knows that the only thing she has to do is wear her designer fashions, flash her dazzling smile and she will win over the masses,’ the source continued.
‘She’s so good at playing the ‘damsel in distress’ role that many people think she’s really an ingénue but her backstage behavior only exacerbates the fact that she’s an ice, cold, untouchable diva.’
Has Lupita let her success go to her head, or is this the just the idle gossip of a jealous co-star? Read the whole story here.
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