Lupita Nyong’o goes running from a snake in a video the Oscar winner shared on Instagram.


The footage was taken when Nyong’o shot her cover for the July issue of Vogue, in which she spoke about her rise to stardom, battling the red carpet, and her Oscar win.

In the video, Nyong’o uncomfortably holds a snake in preparation for a photo, and the second it’s taken away from her, she darts away into a forest.

Nyong’o explained in the accompanying caption, “@voguemagazine #bts: rehearsal for the snake shot. Nobody said being on the cover would be easy. #FightYourFearAndWin.”

Check out the video below!

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