Video: Lupita Nyong'o on Meeting Leo (and His Mom) at the Golden Globes

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Lupita Nyong'o on Jimmy Kimmel Live

01/15/2014 AT 09:00 AM EST

Lupita Nyong'o is Hollywood's latest "out of nowhere" find following her magnetic turn in 12 Years a Slave. But she's still just like the rest of us when it comes to meeting a long-held crush.

Nyong'o was on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday talking about her experience at the Golden Globes, and she mentioned that she had one goal for the evening: to meet Leonardo DiCaprio.

"I went up to him and I said, 'I'm very sorry to bother you, but I'm Lupita Nyong'o, and I've been dying to meet you,'" she told Kimmel. (She mentioned that 1996's Romeo + Juliet was the start of her crush on DiCaprio, as it was for most of us.)

"He was very sweet," Nyong'o continued. "He got up and we took a picture together," she said, adding that "[DiCaprio's] mother took a picture of us." (DiCaprio usually brings his mother to awards shows.)



Nyong'o's full interview with Kimmel is below.



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