Lupita Nyong'o Secretly Loves Doing Embarrassing Things

Watch the actress do her best 'silly walk' on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Lupita Nyong'o is known for her dramatic performances, as well as her impeccable style, but comedy and goofiness? Not so much. Though it seems we might be pigeon-holing her with that description.

Last night, the Oscar-winning actress appeared on The Late Show with its new host Stephen Colbert, where she put her silly side on full display. Nyong'o revealed to Colbert that she would love to take on a lighter, humorous role, adding to that, "Comedy is very scary, and I like to be scared." In fact, she used to really like doing embarrassing silly things and misses the time when she could act in such a way without worry of paparazzi or other people recognizing her.

"Me and my friends would do these silly walks on the street, you know? Just break out in a silly walk," Nyong'o admitted. "I don't do that any longer because maybe one too many people are looking at me."

Of course, Colbert, being the non-serious sort of guy he is, suggests the actress indulge her goofy desires and show everyone her best silly walk, which she calls: Paranoid Person Whose Pants Are Falling Down. Somehow Lupita still looks coordinated and graceful, even while flailing about in stiletto heels... 

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