Lupita Nyong’o was fantastic in 12 Years a Slave and was rather adorable at the Oscars, so what’s she going to do with her new “It Girl” status? Well, she might just grab a lightsaber and start building herself a nerd fanbase.
Rumor is Lupita met with J.J Abrams shortly before the Oscars and that the meeting went well, so there’s a pretty good chance this is happening. I mean, I doubt Abrams saw her on the Oscars and was all, “Ugh, no, changed my mind.”
So, who might Nyong’o be playing? Speculation is it might be a descendant of Obi-Wan, which has been described as a “non-caucasian” role. Hey, all races, creeds and weird alien types were welcome at old Ben Kenobi’s hut for his famous sex parties.
Of course, Lupita may just be too busy to do the Star Wars: Episode VII. She’s also reportedly playing Tiger Lilly in a new Peter Pan movie, and in The Whole Truth, a courtroom drama starring Daniel Craig. But come on, it’s Star Wars — dump Peter Pan and go with the sure money girl.