UK media claims Lupita flopped in Star Wars
Kenyan Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has been accused of not delivering in her recent work at Star Wars to the extent that the director cut down her role in the final edit.
According to The Sun newspaper, Lupita struggled a lot in the movie that the director JJ Abrams ordered for a re-recording of a lot of her dialogue.
The newspaper quoted what it termed as an insider in the movie stating”
“There was a general sense that something wasn’t working so a lot of her scenes ended up being either re-worked or cut. Unfortunately she just didn’t end up delivering.
“It does happen in Hollywood, but not usually with Academy Award winners. Her part in the final film will now be a lot smaller than was initially expected. It’s ultimately quite embarrassing for Lupita but she’s still thrilled to even be in such an iconic movie.”
Star Wars director has apparently denied the reports terming them as malicious adding that he couldn’t wait for people to see Lupita’s stunning performance after the release of the movie.
In a statement sent out to entertainment news site pagesix.com, Abrams termed Lupita’s performance as excellent.
“In truth, her performance wasn’t satisfactory. It was spectacular. She has brought the character of Maz Kanata to life in the most wonderful, wise, touching, deep and funny way. Lupita never ceased to amaze me. Yes, we tried many approaches, and we finally landed on just what the film needed. She elevated all the scenes she is in, I’m forever grateful, and can’t wait for people to see her stunning performance,” he said the statement.
The movie’s seventh installment dubbed The Force Awakens is set to be released on December 18 and already had a fashion event for the cast on Wednesday in New York where Lupita stole the show in a black LED lit dress.
“This is a Zac Posen collaboration with Google for an initiative they have called Made With Code, where they encourage young girls to try out computer science as a possible career, and this is how science can intersect with fashion,” Lupita said while explaining her twinkling threads to reporters at the site.