Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o can confirm what you’ve been guessing for years: Oprah gives spectacular hugs.
“It’s like slow-motion. I turn around and Oprah Winfrey is coming towards me and her arms open wide and she gives me this big hug and she says ‘you were amazing in [12 Years a Slave],'” Nyong’o said in a video for Conan. “And it was just like…home. And she separated from me and all I could get out was ‘Hi Oprah.'”
The talk show asked Nyong’o, who recently won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work on “12 Years a Slave,” to describe which celebrity encounter in the last year had made her the most starstruck .