Lupita Nyong'o recently sat down with Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show and discussed the current debate about the Oscars controversy saying that what's currently happening in the industry is a "symptom of something else," adding that she strongly encourages filmmakers to produce more movies about diversity.“I think what we are asking for is really for more stories to be told, for inclusion in the stories that are told,” Lupita said. “It’s good for all of us when we hear a diverse number of stories and are able to experience more diversity. It’s more reflective of the world we live in. I think that’s what we ultimately want…Is for a diversity of stories to be told.”

The actress previously criticized the Academy and said she was "disappointed" by sharing a message on her instagram about the issue that no black actors or actresses were included in the nominations for this year's Oscars. Yet; she feels grateful for her career, “with the little weight I have, I feel it’s important I play my part in trying to participate in inclusion in the kinds of projects that I’m a part of,” Nyong’o said. “Those kinds of things that can really change the narrative in whatever small way that I can.” Check out her full interview below.