I didn’t really know what I was auditioning for. I knew I was going in for J.J. [Abrams], but I was so busy.”
She’d just won the Academy Award for ’12 Years a Slave’ when she agreed to audition for “a big movie.”
I guess I thought I should find work, ya know. I was so busy, I was working with adrenaline so I went in and out. I barely remember that audition, and then two months later [Abrams] called me.”
Maybe it’s for the best that Lupita didn’t know what she was auditioning for. Nerves didn’t get in the way! She found out that she had auditioned for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ when she was told that she had the role. Lupita was vacationing in Morocco at the time. I bet the vacation got far better after that!
For the motion capture technology, Lupita had to wear 125 “dots” on her face and teeth. They took between 45 minutes to two-and-a-half hours to apply. So what did she do if she wanted a snack during a break? Lupita said she had to just get practical.
I would just eat the dots!”
Hey, everybody’s gotta eat! I am READY to see the return of ‘Star Wars.’ My tickets for Friday are purchased. How about you?
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