Lupita Nyong’o is featured on the poster for STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS.
In STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS, Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o plays Maz Kanata whose eyes have special meaning and power. “I had some specific ideas about how she would work and what she would do,” director JJ Abrams says. “I had this pitch about these goggles that she wore. Her eyes are an important aspect of her character, and you’ll see how it plays out.”
“As an actor for films, your eyes are a lot of the way you communicate anyway,” says Nyong’o. “So it was definitely a gift to have that be the means to her magic as a motion-capture character.”
Abrams also shared some backstory on Maz’s character stating, “Her history is that she was a pirate for a long time,” he says. “She’s lived over a thousand years. She’s had this watering hole for about a century, and it’s like another bar that you’d find in a corner of the Star Wars universe.”
STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS hits theaters nationwide on December 18. Tickets on sale now!