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Lupita Nyong'o

Red Carpet is Like a 'War Zone'

6/19/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0618-lupita-nyongo-getty-01Lupita Nyong'o thinks walking a red carpet is similar to fighting war on a battle field ... only the Oscar winning actress says the press line is WORSE -- because you can't fight the media.

The "12 Years a Slave" actress told "Vogue" ... "The red carpet feels like a war zone, except you cannot fly or fight; you just have to stand there and take it."

Lupita's comments come on the heels of Tom Cruise and Gwyneth Paltrow also showing questionable judgement -- comparing acting and dealing with Internet insults to military action.

She even recognized there might be a backlash for the comment, saying ... "I hope they don’t make that the big quote! Because that would be sad! Tell them not to do that!"



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Lol she's new to Hollywood and already complaining? Stfu. I wish I could stand there and collect checks and free perks. Get out of here... same with old hag gwen paltrow and whoever else bitches about being rich.

97 days ago


I hope she doesn't become a fat pig like the rest of Hollywood is becoming

97 days ago


Wait...Was this the girl who was on the cover of top 100 ugliest?

97 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

You sure are making a big deal out of figures of speech. So now celebs can't even use widely used terms like "war zone" in peace. You all have changed. I remember the day when you could find enough real gossip to satisfy readers. Now you aren't privy to a lot of the gossip so you make stories out of nothing.

97 days ago


I think we should give all these Actors, Lupita, Tom,. Gwenth, and all others who want to Compare what they do to Fighting wars, Send all of them in Fully Equipped to fight a Battle, into Iraq, and Let them Fight ISIS, and lets see if they make it out alive, and Compare it again.

97 days ago


what a delusional overrated skank. another hollywood bimbo with a tan

97 days ago


Just because they look good does not mean that they are smart

97 days ago


Publicity baiting?

97 days ago


Another dipshyt actor complaining about being a celebrity. Boo hoo. I get pictures taken, have to promote a movie I was paid to be in, answer questions, get endorsements, get freebies and work fewer days than the average person, and golly it is sooooooo painful and awful. Screw these over paid brats. You don't like the Red Carpet DON'T BE IN THE INDUSTRY.

97 days ago

Obamais still aracist    

stupid btch a war zone is where people die they get their heads blown off their families never talk to them again the lucky ones cry them selves to sleep. liberals what can you tell them they are idiots

97 days ago


I wouldn't mind the `war zone`` only to go home to
the `````$$$$$$ zone!!

Stop yo bitchin!

97 days ago


TMZ has been trolling these actors badly lately Lmaooo. Leave them alone morons....there's nothing wrong with their comments. Nobody is trying to downplay war. F off.

97 days ago


Everyone needs to calm down and not take everything seriously. People need something better to do with their time. Oh I forgot, we're all slaves who spend our days on the internet

97 days ago


Wow. Seriously, this quote gets people's panties in a bunch? I imagine those same folks would **** in their drawers if they ever hear the song "Love is a Battlefield".

97 days ago


Oh for **** sakes. She made an overstated comparison for dramatic effect. When people say they're so hungry they could eat a horse, they don't phone calls from peta or plastered all over TMZ for being insensitive to animals do they? When someone has a headache and they say it feels like a jackhammer is jumping around in their skull, you take that to mean that their head really hurts, not that there is a literal jackhammer in their head. Stop being so f$#king sensitive.

97 days ago
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