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Lupita Nyong’o Reveals She Was ‘Terrified’ Of Cats Before ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’

Lupita Nyong’o Reveals She Was ‘Terrified’ Of Cats Before ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’

Lupita Nyong’o credits her work on “A Quiet Place: Day One” for overcoming her fear of cats.

The Oscar-winning actress stars as Samira in the horror film in which she appears with her cat Frodo as aliens invade Earth and take over New York City.

“I’ve been afraid of cats my whole life,” Nyong’o explained of how she felt before the film in an interview with “CBS Mornings” on Tuesday.

“I wouldn’t be in a room with a cat, I would cry… I found them suspicious, you know, they’re like little lions, if they were bigger they would eat us.”

Nyong’o added that she begged director Michael Sarnosky to consider using a different animal for this role, such as an armadillo.

She proceeded to reveal that she had undergone exposure therapy where someone brought cats into her house and released the cats in her presence while she stood on the other side of the room.

Nyong’o revealed this in October Adopted An orange cat named Yoyo, days after she publicly announced her split from boyfriend Selma Masekela.

She wrote that she had to listen to a small voice whispering to her that it was “time to embrace change and new possibilities” after her life had “changed.”

she People magazine recently stated Her latest film forced her to learn about the cats she previously feared.

“I had to look like I had a cat, look like I cared for it, look like I loved the cat,” Nyong’o said, adding that she “fell in love” with a “sweet, sweet” pair of cat actors. Nico and schnitzel While present.

“There’s something that melts your heart when they hold on to you,” she continued. “It was a bond between me and them.”

As for her cat at home, she recognizes how YoYo helped her heal when she had a “badly broken” heart after her breakup last year.

“This cat is not going anywhere” Nyong’o He told Glamour magazine, In an article published earlier this month.

“I think the best story when you feel like you’re not being well taken care of is to take care of something. You took care of Yoyo and he opened my heart.”

“A Quiet Place: Day One” is now showing in theaters. and it’s expected For the franchise to have the best opening weekend at the domestic box office.