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Lupita Nyong'o Reacts to Possibility of an 'Us' Sequel

Us was a huge hit this year, grossing over $250 million worldwide, but don’t count on the film’s star Lupita Nyong’o to make a sequel.

The 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress is getting tons of awards buzz for her performance and she reacted to the possibility of a sequel at Deadline‘s Contenders event.

“No thanks. Red is dead,” Lupita responded. She said she is not interested in reprising her duel roles as it was “very very very challenging.”

“I had to hold down both sides of the argument,” she said. “I had to be the offender and the offended. It was about understanding the emotional landscape of each character but also having a very strict discipline to play both physically and mentally.”

Lupita Nyong'o Supports Saheem Ali at 'Fires in the Mirror' Off-Broadway Opening!

Lupita Nyong’o is all smiles as she steps out to support her friend at the opening night party for his play Fires In The Mirror held at the Signature Theatre on Monday evening (November 11) in New York City.

The 36-year-old Us actress was in attendance of her longtime friend, Saheem Ali, who directed the Off-Broadway revival of Anna Deavere Smith‘s documentary play written in response to the 1991 Crown Heights riots, November 11.

Synopsis: Following the deaths of a Black American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions erupted into civil outbreak in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. Smith’s Fires in the Mirror is the result of interviews with over 50 members of the Jewish and Black communities.

READ MORE: Lupita Nyong’o on Returning for an ‘Us’ Sequel: ‘Never Say Never’!

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Lupita Nyong'o & Cicely Tyson Share an Embrace at National Equal Justice Awards Dinner 2019

Lupita Nyong’o and Cicely Tyson are so excited to see each other!

The 36-year-old Us actress and the 94-year-old The Help actress shared a hug as they arrived at the 2019 National Equal Justice Awards Dinner (NEJAD) on Thursday night (November 7) at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

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The event was hosted by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to honor individuals who fight for racial justice.

The night before, Lupita dished on the possibility of an Us sequel!

10+ pictures inside of the ladies at the event…More Here! »

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Lupita Nyong'o on Returning for an 'Us' Sequel: 'Never Say Never'!

Lupita Nyong’o keeps it bright as she strikes a pose at her special screening of her hit film Us presented by Universal Pictures on Wednesday evening (November 6) in New York City.

The 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress was joined at the event by the film’s writer-director Jordan Peele and moderator Wesley Morris.

Lupita recently opened up about not being entirely against starring in a sequel to the Jordan Peele horror smash.

“Well, never say never, because the minute you say ‘no,’ that’s exactly what’s going to happen,” she said (via IndieWire). “So maybe I’ll say, absolutely, yeah, just so that karma doesn’t come to bite me in the butt.”

“It cost me a lot, but it also offered me a lot, and I grew so much,” Lupita continued. “Ultimately, I really do love the work we created together, and how imaginative it is. Obviously, I’m in love with Jordan’s mind and the work that comes out of it. And in this case, that includes the role that he bestowed on me.”

READ MORE: Lupita Nyong’o Reprises ‘Us’ Role for Halloween Horror Nights – Watch!

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Lupita Nyong'o Reprises 'Us' Role for Halloween Horror Nights - Watch!

Lupita Nyong’o is taking on Halloween Horror Nights!

The 36-year-old actress and her family recently checked out the Halloween attraction at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

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If you didn’t know, Horror Nights has an Us maze this year, based on the horror film directed by Jordan Peele which Lupita starred in.

During her visit, Lupita put on the red jumpsuit once again to reprise her character of Red as she hid in the maze and scared some guests!

Lupita and her family then went through the maze themselves – and were totally freaked out by everything they encountered!

“That’s the last time I’m making a horror film,” Lupita joked as she ran through the scary maze.

All 8 Best Actress Frontrunners Showed Up at the Governors Awards 2019!

The 2019 Governors Awards mark the launch of award season and so many of this year’s awards contenders stepped out to celebrate the recipients of the Honorary Oscars.

All eight of the frontrunners in the Best Actress category this year stepped out for the event on Sunday night (October 27) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

In no particular order, Judy‘s Renee Zellweger, UsLupita Nyong’o, Little Women‘s Saoirse Ronan, Harriet‘s Cynthia Erivo, Marriage Story‘s Scarlett Johansson, The Farewell‘s Awkwafina, Bombshell‘s Charlize Theron, and Clemency‘s Alfre Woodard are the eight favorites to land a nomination at the 2020 Academy Awards, according to the odds gathered by GoldDerby.com.

Joining the stars at the event were Renee‘s Judy co-star Finn Wittrock, Charlize‘s Bombshell co-star John Lithgow, Lupita‘s Us director Jordan Peele, and Alfre‘s Clemency co-star Aldis Hodge.

FYI: Renee is wearing David Webb jewels. Lupita is wearing a Givenchy gown, shoes, and clutch with Bvlgari jewelry. Saoirse is wearing an Emilia Wickstead jumpsuit, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Ana Khouri jewelry. Cynthia is wearing a Valentino gown, Brian Atwood shoes, and David Webb jewels. Scarlett is wearing a Celine by Hedi Slimane dress, Hanut Singh earrings, Maxior bracelets and a Misahara ring. Awkwafina is wearing a J. Mendel dress and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Charlize is wearing head-to-toe Tom Ford. Alfre is wearing an Armani dress. Finn is wearing Brunello Cucinelli with Christian Louboutin shoes.

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the Governors Awards… More Here! »

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Jordan Peele Get Honored at BAFTA Britannia Awards

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jordan Peele received major honors at the BAFTA Britannia Awards!

The duo stepped out at the award ceremony on Friday night (October 25) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

During the ceremony, Donald Glover presented Phoebe with Artist of the Year while Jordan was given the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing by Lupita Nyong’o.

Other honorees included Norman Lear, presented with the Excellence in Television award by Kerry Washington, and Jackie Chan, who was given the award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

Additional attendees included Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, and Jordan‘s wife Chelsea Peretti.

FYI: Lupita is wearing an Alexandre Vauthier bodysuit and skirt and Chopard jewelry. Jordan is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna XXX. Donald is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

30+ pictures inside from the BAFTA Britannia Awards
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