Lupita Nyong’o may currently be tearing it up on the big screen, but it turns out she’s pretty good at the small screen stuff too.
In fact she’s got it nailed. A quick glance at her Instagram page, where she’s built up a solid 5 million followers, is all that’s needed to confirm this.
From glorious throwback photos to behind-the-scenes Black Panther rap battles, here are some of her most memorable posts.
1. This helium-filled set break.
2. The time she perfectly imitated Chadwick Boseman’s Rolling Stone front cover.
Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature. You brought the wealth of all your knowledge, wisdom and physicality to T’Challa. You led us into the land of Wakanda without ego, without pretense, without fear. We reap the benefits now squarely because of your courage, your fierce dedication, your intense passion, and your grueling workout regimen. And I will never get enough of the way you say the word “because.” We celebrate BREAKING BOX OFFICE RECORDS with @blackpanther for many reasons, but chief among them is because we had you as our king. Enkosi Kumkani!! And congratulations on your @rollingstone cover. From someone who loves you. #CoverCosplay My 📷 by @vernonfrancois Chadwick’s by Norman Jean Roy #BlackPanther #WakandaForever
A post shared by Lupita Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo) on Feb 19, 2018 at 3:00pm PST
3. This glorious school throwback.
4. And this throwback of an 18-year-old Nyong’o.
5. This adorable unboxing reaction to her Vogue front cover.
6. The time she forced Michael B. Jordan to make good on his bet.
7. And then did it all over again.
8. This instructional video on how to correctly pronounce her name.
9. The time she showcased her rapping prowess with some backup from Black Panther co-star Letitia Wright.
10. The time she live-Instagrammed herself fangirling at the Golden Globes.
11. (She clearly had an awesome night.)
12. This gleeful SAGA Awards selfie.
13. Her reaction to not being able to book tickets to see Black Panther on opening night.
14. This glorious Oscars photo.
15. This snake-filled behind-the-scenes from a magazine shoot.
16. And this trunk-filled selfie, that came with an important message.
17. This spectacular giraffe encounter.
18. This cheering Star Wars behind-the-scenes.
19. And this one.
20. This no-nonsense reminder for anyone who’s yet to see Black Panther.
21. And last but by no means least, her first-ever post.