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Lupita Nyong'o Tells 'Ellen' She Went to Very 'Dark Places' for 'Us' Characters - Watch Here!

Lupita Nyong'o Tells 'Ellen' She Went to Very 'Dark Places' for 'Us' Characters - Watch Here!

Lupita Nyong’o makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Wednesday (March 13), and explains why her anticipated thriller Us was one of the most difficult films she’s ever worked on.

“It’s a nightmare from Jordan Peele‘s mind,” the 36-year-old Oscar-winner says of the movie, which is Peele‘s follow-up to the 2017 Oscar-winning smash, Get Out.

Lupita stars opposite Winston Duke as Adelaide Wilson, a mother of two who is riddled with anxiety before she and her family venture to a California beach house. Once the vacation begins, Adelaide’s worst fears appear to be confirmed as she and her family are greeted by a group of strangers who look exactly like them.

“It was hard work ― oh, it was hard work! They’re very different,” Lupita says of playing Adelaide as well as the character’s doppelgänger, Red. “I had to go to some dark places within myself… [and] do a crazy voice that was a lot of fun to create.”

Lupita and Ellen also tests their knowledge of horror movies in a game of “Real Scary or Real Fake?” – Watch more after the cut!


Lupita Nyong’o Went to Very ‘Dark Places’ for ‘Us’ Characters

Click inside to watch the rest of Lupita Nyong’o's appearance on The Ellen Show…


Lupita Nyong’o Plays a Game of ‘Real Scary or Real Fake?’
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Photos: Michael Rozman / Warner Bros.
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