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Lupita Nyong'o Takes Meeting for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Female Lead?

Lupita Nyong'o Takes Meeting for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Female Lead?

Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming flick Star Wars Episode VII!

“We’re not allowed to talk about that,” the 31-year-old actress’ rep recently shared to Latino Review about the cast rumor.

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Lupita reportedly met with Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams a few weeks ago, right before she won Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Oscars.

In case you missed it, have a look at some actors who are in contention for the lead male role in the highly anticipated film.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Lupita Nyong’o possibly working on Star Wars Episode VII?

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# 1

watching how this develops. i know on twitter there is a link to a petition for her to play storm, but a role in star wars would be interesting too.

# 2

Noooo she’s an overrated actress

# 3

She’s so talented, I hope she doesn’t get involved in this crap.

# 4

@lol: Seriously? She’s been in the public eye since September. Take a chill pill. You only saw her on everything because her introduction onto the Hollywood scene at TIFF fell in line with promotion for the movie AND award season. She’s hardly overrated. When she starts appearing in every single movie, at every single party, and on every cover while dating every actor…when it isn’t award season… then maybe your comment will hold up. Until then.

# 5

On another note, I’d rather not see her get involved with Star Wars because I think she could do so much more (not to insult the movie or its fans)…but I could also ‘see’ her in that Star Wars world. She could look pretty cool in one of those movies.

# 6
Please stop @ 03/14/2014 at 7:59 pm

Those “to there” v-necks when you have nothing. Seriously, you look starved. It is not sexy.

# 7

@stella Why? This could open so many doors for her.

# 8

@Caprice: Her Oscar is gonna open doors for her, not a crappy remake.

# 9

@stella I wasn’t trying to be rude. There are just so many hurdles for black actresses even with an Oscar. This gives her a leg up.

Looks like JJ Adams is trying his best to ruin Star Wars.. Really a women over 30 years to play the lead , so I guess their fan base is what 40 and 50 year old dudes.. And she isn’t hot enough, the only people who keep saying she’s pretty are other women and mostly black women .. Didn’t know Star Wars audience was black women., thought that was Tyler Perry movies . Doesn’t matter there’s still Marvel and a Hunger Games and so many others. This isn’t 70′s lots of moves to see.

She’s so explosive in spite of not having much breast.

It’s gonna be interesting if they also cast Michael Fassbender for the saga.

What a HOT couple !

Yes!!!!! I hope she gets it. I might watch Star Wars for the first time with her in it.

@Frank: you’re a f****** idiot. don’t even open up your mouth again. lupita will be great if she gets casted. most actresses in hollywood do not have close to the training that she does and she is very refined and elegant and an absolutely stunning woman that actually looks younger than 30, a good fit for Star Wars.

@Anakin: No, she and Jared are totally hot together.

@Please stop: While I agree it’s not her best silhouette…Lupita has a strong, sculpted figure. She does not look starved and if you’ve ever seen her in a short skirt, you’d know that. She has thick legs and muscular arms but is all around balanced..it’s not her fault she doesn’t have a larger bust. This dress was unflattering, but her body is fine.

@Please stop: Also…I don’t think she was going for ‘sexy’..I think she just liked the dress. Lupita isn’t attention-seeking, she just gets it. Her outfits are usually pretty modest.

@Frank: And I’m pretty sure Star Wars fans aren’t like you. You’re a dumbass racist. Keep your stupid comments for yourself.

@Frank: What does being ‘hot enough’ have to do with starring in Star Wars? Most of the characters have on makeup or appearance altering costumes. Besides, acting is her job…and a movie is to tell a story…my reason to see a film doesn’t focus on how attractive I am to the cast. All of that said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think Lupita IS beautiful. I don’t expect you to think so because your vision is clearly clouded by hate and racism.

She’s perfect for ASAJJ VENTRESS

From France @ 03/15/2014 at 3:04 am

Wow this was my suggestion on http://www.thenexttake.com you can also give your opinion there

Bel amour @ 03/15/2014 at 6:08 am

@Frank: What a racist thing to say. Wow. For your information, Star Wars is a damn saga and lots of people love it. And yes, even black people. Sorry to burst your hateful bubble! I am a mixed woman and I’m the biggest Star Wars fan. Jeez. I can’t believe some people still think like that…. Get your head out your ass and get with the movement. Racism is not in. It will not get you far. I hope you’ll learn that quick! Your comment is so stupid. I wish ignorant people like you couldn’t open their nasty mouths.

I think it’d be great. I don’t have much faith in that sequel but maybe she’ll get the level up. She could play a bad ass character. @Frank: Get lost.

Perfect for the new Cantina scenes

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