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Renowned actress Lupita Nyong’o flew her parents to the US for the premier of her new horror movie ‘Us’.

Lupita Nyong’os mother has admitted that she had quite a difficult time keeping her eyes open while watching Jordan Peele’s new horror film “Us.” that has featured her daughter, Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita who plays two characters in the movie revealed that her mother had her eyes closed and ears plugged while attempting to watch the horror film which hit American theaters last Friday.

“MY MOM WAS TERRIFIED OF SEEING THIS FILM – IN FACT SHE WATCHED IT WITH HER EYES CLOSED AND HER FINGERS IN HER EARS,” NYONG’O SAID WITH A SMILE DURING AN APPEARANCE ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Dorothy Nyong'o (L) and her daughter, actress Lupita Nyong'o
Dorothy Nyong’o (L) and her daughter, actress Lupita Nyong’o

The actress however says that to prepare her mum for the film, she attempted to scare her a week before the debut.

“When she came from Kenya, I made sure I scared her. I lay in front of her bed before she got to bed and I got up like ‘Are you looking for me?’. She was so scared.” Lupita recalled

The actress revealed how she appreciates her mother’s unwavering support despite her having to withstand the occasional scares that come with the actress’s career.

“I know she’s my number one fan whether she can handle my madness or not.” Lupita said

Nyong’o stars in ‘Us’ alongside Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elizabeth Moss and Madison Curry.

The horror film follows the story of Adelaide Wilson (Nyong’o), Gabe Wilson (Duke) and their children (Jospeh and Alex) who all encounter terrifying doppelgangers of themselves while visiting Adelaide’s childhood beach side vacation home.

Here’s the trailer of the thriller.

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