Lupita Nyong’o Talks Lucasfilm Secrecy & Her ‘Star Wars’ Return

Lupita Nyong’o sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss her upcoming roles in Black Panther and Star Wars: Episode IX.

Star Wars is generally known for its secrecy. Mark Hamill was kept in the U.K. for the entirety of the filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he was only in the film for 2 minutes. The review embargo for the films are lifted only a few days before it hits theaters and that is to make sure that all the secrets stay intact. Lupita Nyong’o, who plays the CGI character Max Kanata in the film, talked with THR recently and opened up about how complex the security on the scripts at Lucasfilm is.

“an assistant was flown to my hotel, with a script in a locked contraption. It looked like something out of Star Wars. And he made me sign something and gave me instructions. I had a certain number of hours to read the script, and the assistant was just waiting, waiting in Morocco for me to finish reading so that he could put it in that locked thing and take it back.”

Max Kanata is one of the fan favorite characters from the new Star Wars trilogy. She had a huge role in The Force Awakens, but her role was cut much shorter in The Last Jedi. When asked if she’ll be back for Episode IX, Nyong’o replied:

“I don’t know yet, I’ll know soon.”

The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis. Here’s the official synopsis:

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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