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Lupita Nyong'o for Star Wars Episode VII?
She has had talks
By Robert T. Trate
March 17, 2014
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Star Wars: Episode VII arrives 12-18-15
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No, it wasn’t because she just won an Academy Award, in fact The Hollywood Reporter is stating that these meetings happened prior. No doubt it was because of her role in 12 Years a Slave that she is being considered for Star Wars: Episode VII.
“Add Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o to those meeting for the part of the female lead in Star Wars: Episode VII. Sources say that Nyong'o met with J.J. Abrams only a few weeks ago, just before the Academy Awards where she took home the statuette for best supporting actress for her work in 12 Years a Slave”.
The role she read for is being kept a secret (big surprise). Though The Hollywood Reporter believes that she might be a descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is rumored to be a non-Caucasian role. This goes along with reports on who is competing for the lead role and that Adam Driver (Girls) maybe in the final stages of signing his contract.
Nothing is official until we hear from both Disney and Lucasfilm.
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