Here’s Lupita Nyong’o Star Wars Premiere Look

Kenyan-American actress and Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o, attended the premier of Star Wars The Force Awakens in Hollywood and as usual her style stole the show.

Lupita, who is also part of the cast for Star Wars, disclosed in a recent interview that she was not aware of the part that she was auditioning for until she got a call from the producer notifying her that she would play one of the characters.

She was speaking on the Ellen Degeneres show. She said that she auditioned for the role right after winning an Oscar award in the best Supporting Actress category for her first feature film 12 Years A Slave.

This is what she wore to the premiere:


Lupita Nyong’o is slaying on yet another cover

Award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o is gracing the January cover of Elle magazine UK and she looks every bit like a vintage goddess.

In the issue Lupita talks about her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens where she plays a pirate named Maz Kanata. The film hits theaters on December 18. There has been controversy that Lupita’s part in the film was cut short by director J.J Abrams because of her performance. But J.J has come out to defend Lupita’s work saying that the rumors are simply not true.

Lupita who recently filmed Queen Of Katwe where she plays mum to real-life Ugandan Chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi is is also set to play Raksha in the animated film, The Jungle Book.

The 12 Years a Slave star addressed the film she is currently working on with Brad Pitt who is the producer. “Americanah is something I went after before anyone knew who I was,” she says. “I read the book and said, I have to do this,” she told Elle. She says that Americanah is an opportunity to make stories that were missing in her childhood.

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Why Lupita Nyong’o, Represents the Future of Disney – Vanity Fair

Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o was obviously elated after visiting Disney Land for her very first time over the weekend expressing her excitement through several social media posts.

First trip to #Disneyland!!! #myfirstears. Mummy, this is for you! #d23expo @disneystudios

Posted by Lupita Nyong’o on Saturday, August 15, 2015

At the tail end of Disney’s massive, live-action presentation on Saturday, Star Wars director J.J. Abrams brought out the Oscar winning actress by referring to her as “apparently someone who is legally required to be in every Disney movie.”

Well, this is clearly what courage looks like. #Disneyland with #TeamLN #d23expo

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

The joke landed solidly with the audience at Disney’s D23 Expo because over the course of the two-hour presentation, Nyong’o appeared on stage three times to promote first The Jungle Book, then The Queen of Katwe, and, finally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lupita Nyong’o, it seems, is the new face of Disney and she’s emblematic of the incredibly appealing direction the old-fashioned House of Mouse is taking.

Double Duty at Disney. #Disney #d23expo #StarWars #ForceAwakens #TheJungleBook @DisneyStudios A photo posted by Lupita Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo) on

For real. #starwars #ForceAwakens at #d23expo with @john_boyega, @daisyridley and #oscarisaac

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Obi-Wax Kenobi: ‘Star Wars’ stars join London wax museum

Heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away have flown into Madame Tussauds wax museum in London for a new “Star Wars” exhibition, which opens Saturday.

Darth Vader, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are among the 16 characters recreated in scenes from the six films so far in the saga.

Fans can immerse themselves in 11 scenes from the box office-busting movies.

The project has taken 180 artists around a year to complete and recreating the characters has provided some unusual challenges.

“In the case of Princess Leia, obviously there’s this famous bikini, it’s one of the most famous costumes in film history,” said principal sculptor Stephen Mansfield.

“We’ve faithfully recreated it.”

Hair insertion — real human hair is used — on a waxwork normally takes around six weeks.

However, hirsute Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca, memorably described as a “walking carpet” in the films, took 10 people six weeks to do — more than a thousand hours’ work.

Jabba the Hutt and the bikini-clad Leia are depicted in the slobbering gangster’s Tatooine palace, while Jedi master Yoda sits in the swamps of Dagobah.

“They’ve really tried to build a full swamp,” said James Burns, editor of Jedi News, Europe’s largest “Star Wars” fan site.

“As you walk in, the floor is soft, there’s smell, there’s fog, leaves around and it looks absolutely incredible,” he told AFP.

“It’s an amazing, immersive experience.”

– Make the jump to lightspeed –

Visitors can step into Luke Skywalker’s place in the scene where Darth Vader reveals he is Luke’s father.

Another scene is the lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and Jedis Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Fans can sit alongside Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon cockpit and take the freighter to lightspeed, using audio-visual effects.

Visitors can also have a lightsaber duel with Anakin Skywalker.

Nearby, Han Solo slouches in a booth at the Mos Eisley Cantina with his boot up on a table.

“You can sit next to them and touch them. I’ve just had a drink with Han, it’s great!” said fan Paul Slim from Birmingham, central England, who won tickets to a sneak preview Tuesday.

“It’s like you’re in the movies,” he told AFP.

Senior sculptor Dave Burks said the team watched the films more than 10 times and worked with fans to get the minutiae correct.

“The smallest details to Darth Vader’s belt and what lights needs to come on at the right time and in what sequence; small things like that have been a real challenge to get absolutely right,” he said as lightsabers fizzed in the background.

The first film in a new trilogy, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”, featuring actors from the classic original trilogy, is due out in December.

Episode VIII is to be filmed in Britain.

Photo Credits : AFP

Lupita Nyongo’s Secret Star Wars Character Revealed

Lupita Nyong’o’s secret role in Star Wars has finally being revealed putting to rest the rumors that from as back as October last year that she was playing digital character.

The announcement made through the June issue of Vanity Fair says Lupita will play the motion-capture character named Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lupita also made the announcement on her Instagram page.

Below is the photo and post from her IG.

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Watch a behind the scene Star Wars shoot courtesy of Vanity Fair

Lupita Nyong’o to star in new Star Wars: Episode VII

She may be an Oscar winning superstar, but Lupita Nyong’o is still a bit of a nerd at heart.

The actress and fashion icon will be starring in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, and recently posted a selfie on Instagram in which she can be seen wearing a hat with the movie’s logo, and holding a figure of her co-star Harrison Ford as his character Han Solo.