British born Nigerian Actress, Cynthia Erivo covers Instyle magazine October beauty issue. Inside, she discusses her art, activism and beauty choices.
Since the first time Cynthia opened her mouth to sing at 5, she has continued to chase her dreams with fervor. After featuring in several movies, her big Hollywood break came when she played Harriet Tubman in the 2019 biopic, Hariett. The movie earned her multiple award nominations and wins and shot her to stardom.
Earlier this year, when 11-year-old Anthony Amadi from her home country, Nigeria went viral with the video of him dancing in the rain, Cynthia took it upon herself to secure a scholarship for him at the American Ballet Theatre in New York. This is just one of the ways Cynthia has extended a helping hand. Cynthia Erivo InStyle
Here are 3 things Cynthia Erivo revealed in her Instyle cover story…
#1. She believes it’s her calling to uplift people with her art
Cynthia, a full custodian of joy, during this pandemic took it upon herself to purposefully spread joy with her instagram page where she shared short clips of herself singing. She said, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could use this platform to spark joy? If anything, that’s my job.”
#2. She’s an activist for Women of Color
As a passionate activist, the Tony, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winning performer has dedicated her time co-leading at DRK Beauty, a GoFundMe created to support free therapy for women of color. “[Black women] aren’t always given the opportunity to take a minute to discuss how we’re feeling, to process our feelings, and to get other people’s help to do that,” she says.
#3. She describes her style as androgynous
While she loves high fashion and glamour, she is also very comfortable with keeping things street style fierce. A non-conformer, as a testament to her fierceness, she colors her hair with bold colors as is evident with the blonde she currently has on and also flaunts multiple piercings.
“I guess you can call it androgyny,” she says. She can be anything she wants to and that’s her power.
Cynthia is set to play the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic for National Geographic’s “Genius” series.
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Images: Joshua Kissi for InStyle Magazine
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