Lupita Nyong'o is a total rockstar. OK, she's an actress, but you know what we mean. The 31-year-old Oscar winner covered this month's issue of Vogue and as if the spread wasn't already fierce enough, this behind-the-scenes footage puts it way over the edge.
During the shoot in Marrakesh, Lupita posed for a series of absolutely stunning photos including one super hot shot where she's bent backwards over a fitness ball wearing stilettos. Another equally sexy photo shows her in a turquoise bathtub surrounded by rose petals.
The picture that stood out the most, however, was this one where Lupita was literally face-to-face with a real, live cobra.
She's got a fearless look on her face as she stares the snake down, only a foot or two away from its face. We're not going to lie, we absolutely, positively could not have completed that shoot (not that Vogue asked us to, but still).
Seriously, though, just looking at the pic made us have to check under our desks a couple of times just to be sure. Look at Lupita just facing the terrifying creature like it's NBD, though.
Turns out, it was kind of a big deal. In the behind-the-scenes video she shared on her Instagram, Lupita showed us the moment she met the snake and...let's just say it wasn't exactly reminiscent of Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave for You" VMA performance.
Still, it was WAY better than we would have handled it. In fact, Lupita had a total poker face until the handler removed the snake and then all bets were off. She finally let her fear show and she couldn't get away from that thing fast enough!
That being the case, Lupita deserves WAY more credit for the face-to-face photo than we originally gave her. She was totally terrified, but you'd never know it...and that's why Lupita has an Oscar and we don't.