Thursday, 5 June 2014
Lupita Nyong'o Joins 'Star Wars' Cast
The Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o, revealed on Monday, June 2, that she has joined the cast of 'Star Wars.'
According to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy's press release, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in "Game of Thrones," have joined the cast of Episode VII. "It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape," Kennedy said.
Following the announcement Nyong'o tweeted "I can finally say it out loud and proud: I'm going to a galaxy far far away!" along with an Instagram picture of the "Star Wars" logo.