A few little nuggets about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ are coming out ahead of the movies HIGHLY anticipated release on Friday, December 18. You’ve got your tickets, right? Lupita Nyong’o is playing Maz, a little orange pirate who apparently lives in a big castle. She’s playing a motion-capture character (something we did find out a while ago), so don’t go looking for her striking face! Is Maz basically the new Yoda?
Lupita shared what attracted her to the role.
I had been wanting to work in motion capture. When [Maz] was offered to me, I was so excited. I’ve always loved the work, like Andy Serkis and then Zoë Saldana in Avatar. And of course I got to work with [director] J.J. Abrams.”
I’d think J.J. Abrams would be a big enough reason to sign on alone, and I’m sure it was ;).
And don’t think that just because she’s from Kenya that she wasn’t familiar with ‘Star Wars’!
In Kenya they would play Star Wars during public holidays. So it was something I could look forward to. I watched it five or six years in a row.”
Lupita admitted she’s enjoying all the secrecy that surrounds ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’:
I love keeping the secret, knowing something no one else knows!”
Oh, just rub it in, Lupita ;). She did let one secret slip, however: her eyes have a special power. Can Not WAIT to see this movie on the big screen!
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