Solomon Northup Descendants Meet Steve McQueen in Los Angeles
12 Years a Slave's Oscar-nominated director, Steve McQueen, surprises the descendants of Solomon Northup during a photo shoot with The Hollywood Reporter. "The movie brings the book to life, so that you can actually experience what he had to go through," says Michelle Lindsay, a third great-granddaughter. "It allows you to feel, see and hear those things that you can't really see, feel and hear in a book." Milan Linzy, 15, adds, "I was upset because of what happened, but excited that I finally got to see this real thing."