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That Time Lupita Nyong'o And Beyoncé Mutually Geeked Out Over Each Other

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | September 22, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | September 22, 2016 |

“What kind of world is this where Beyoncé is coming to introduce herself to me?” Lupita Nyong’o marveled on Jimmy Kimmel Live, recalling the time the almighty Bey introduced herself to the awe-inspiring Oscar winner of 12 Years A Slave.

We love stories of when celebs we admire get to geek out over each other. And this one is hard to top:

Here’s a shot of the two that also includes the marvelous Sarah Paulson—and no thanks to Nyong’o’s too drunk gal pal!

YUP! This happened!!!! #regram @beyonce @saintrecords #METBall #StillScreamingInside

A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on

In related news, Nyong’o’s latest, Queen of Katwe, opens Friday. Enjoy her sharing the story of its unlikely chess champion, and how the first movie its subject, Phiona Mutesi, ever saw was her own:

Kristy Puchko met Nyong’o briefly at SDCC; she was dazzlingly and delightful.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.