Lupita Nyong’o Had No Idea She Was Auditioning For ‘Star Wars’!

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Lupita Nyong’o was clueless to the fact that she was auditioning for a coveted role in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Oscar winner told Ellen she did not even know she was auditioning for the revised iconoic movie. “I didn’t really know what I was auditioning for. I knew I was going in for J.J. [Abrams], but I was so busy,” Nyong’o told Ellen.

All Lupita knew was that she was auditioning for director J.J. Abrams for a “big movie.” “I guess I thought I should find work, ya know. I was so busy, I was working with adrenaline so I went in and out. I barely remember that audition, and then two months later [Abrams] called me.” WOW!! She will be playing CGI character Maz Kanata.

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley looked fab on the red carpet!

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12/14/2015 - Daisy Ridley - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" World Premiere - Arrivals - TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, CA, USA - Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 - False - Photo Credit: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com - Contact (1-866-551-7827) - Portrait Face Count: 1

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