Lupita Nyong'o: "It Doesn't Hurt to be In Cannes Right Now"

From the second she stepped on to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in a stunning jade Gucci gown, Lupita Nyong'o has turned heads with every move (and swish and twirl) she makes. The actress has been making the rounds at the fest, and InStyle's fashion and beauty editor-at-large, Kahlana Barfield, caught up with her to get the inside scoop on how she's enjoying the French city. Read on for all the details. 

France - Opening Ceremony and Premiere of 'La Tete Haute" - 68th Cannes Film Festival
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How are you enjoying your time in Cannes thus far?

I’m really enjoying myself this year. It’s a break I’m having from filming, which is quite lovely. It's a big change from the world I’ve just come from. I’m just going with the flow.

What do you like most about this festival as opposed to others?

What I love most about Cannes is that it’s festive, but for many different kinds of people. There are those walking down the street in ball gowns and then those walking down the street in little jean shorts! And somehow these two world's are colliding and everything's all well and good.

And the weather isn’t too shabby this year.

Tell me about it! It’s warm, but there’s a nice breeze. I love looking out at the ocean, looking at the yachts and the horizon. It doesn’t hurt to be in Cannes right now!

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