Lupita not cut from Star Wars
As the release of the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise — Star Wars: The Force Awakens — nears, director J. J. Abrams has responded to rumors surrounding the show.
There had been rumors that Abrams had cut out the parts of actress Lupita Nyong’o for poor acting, which Abrams declared “ridiculous.”
“The number of rumours floating around about The Force Awakens is truly stunning,” he said in an interview with Page Six.
“Some are wonderfully funny, others simply preposterous, but the only one more ridiculous than Jar Jar Binks being a Sith Lord is that I cut Lupita Nyong’o’s performance because it wasn’t satisfactory”.
“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”.