Lupita Nyong'o met with J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode VII
Lupita Nyong'os debut in 12 YEARS A SLAVE was nothing short of perfect. The actress pretty much stole the spotlight every time she was given the opportunity. Her speech after accepting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress was inspiring to anyone out there with a dream. Basically, she deserves all the success that comes her way.
Whats the best way to follow up with an Oscar win? A role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Sources close to The Hollywood reporter say that the actress met with director J.J. Abrams a few days before her Oscar win. Since it is both a STAR WARS film and under the thumb of Abrams, theres a good amount of secrecy when it comes to any revealing notes on the project. The site mentions that Nyongo might be up for a role as a descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which has been described as a non-Caucasian role.
I hope that Nyongo scores a role in the film. She would be a great Jedi.
The last rumors we heard on casting had to do with the male lead which was down to a shortlist of candidates including: Jesse Plemons, Ed Speleers, and John Boyega. Theres also the buzz on GIRLS Adam Driver scoring the part of the leading villain. Some pretty out there casting so far.
Would you like to see Nyongo wield a lightsaber?