Lupita Nyong’o possibly in talks for Star Wars Episode VII Director, J.J Abrams? The actress and music video director may have met with im and rumoured reports are suggesting that she may be a consideration for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s descendant.
Secrecy generally surrounds the plot and casting decisions of Star Wars owing to its high profile status and constant media coverage. As such it is difficult to speculate who Nyong’o, should she be cast in the sci-fi film, would play. The role she could be considered for, according to
The Hollywood Reporter, is that of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s descendent. This character may be one of the lead female roles but there is a separate ongoing search for two actors – a male and female – in their twenties who will, most likely, have some form of romantic relationship. However, Nyong’o may be being considered in this search as opposed to that of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s descendant.
The thirty one year old is a newcomer to the Hollywood spotlight, and she attracted much attention for her role in 12 Years a Slave as Patsey. She is also rumoured to play the role as Tiger Lily in pan. She is also trying for the courtroom drama, The Whole Truth.