Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o stars in the new Disney film Queen of Katwe. She plays the mother to a young girl from the streets of Uganda that becomes their country’s chess champion. Nyong’o shares how she got emotional reading the script, about her mom, and the opportunity 12 Years A Slave afforded her.

Queen of Katwe opens in theatres Friday, September 30.

Lupita Nyong’o in “Queen of Katwe”

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