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The Force Awakens and Snags Actress Lupita Nyong'o Within Its Field

Lupita Nyong'o in a Star Wars: The Force Awakens leaked photo; her character has not been confirmed as yet. Photo: Vanity Fair Lupita Nyong'o in a Star Wars: The Force Awakens leaked photo; her character has not been confirmed as yet.

Nyong'o Signs on to Play a Newly Created Star Wars Character

Lupita Nyong'othe Academy award-winning actress best known for her role in 12 Years A Slave, will be playing a newly created Star Wars character. Nyong'o will play a space pirate named Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

According to Vanity Fair, Maz Kanata is a space pirate in a motion capture suit.