'Star Wars' takes Lupita Nyong'o to another acting universe

December 16, 2015 10:38 PM

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'Star Wars' takes Lupita Nyong'o to another acting universe

NEW YORK — Lupita Nyong’o works alongside some of the biggest actors in the Star Wars universe in her new movie, though it’s another galactic first-timer who helped the most when it came to playing The Force Awakens’ new space pirate.

The Oscar-winning actress of 12 Years A Slave fame takes on the motion-capture role of Maz Kanata, a short alien with cool glasses and a watering hole that’s just as crazy and colorful as that infamous Mos Eisley cantina, though with a lot less wanton violence and loss of limbs. She also may be hold...

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