09/15/2016 04:38 EDT | Updated 09/16/2016 10:57 EDT

Lupita Nyong'o Reminds Us Of The Power Of Dreams

"When you dream you can create new possibility."

Lupita Nyong'o is a big believer in the power of dreams.

While promoting her new movie "Queen of Katwe" at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival this week, the Oscar winner shared her advice for people struggling to figure out what to do with their life.

The Disney film follows Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi, a chess prodigy, who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after she competes at the World Chess Olympiads.

In an interview with HuffPost Canada, Nyong'o said she hopes the film inspires young viewers to remember the power of having a dream and a passion.

"When you dream you can create new possibility," she said.

When asked what she hopes viewers will get out of the film, she said: "How important it is to find something you're passionate about and then to find the support to pursue what you're passionate about."

Watch the video above to learn more about the movie's inspiring heroine.

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