Lupita Nyong’o Actually Has Shot Her Maz Kanata Episode 8 Scenes


Last week an interview came out where Lupita Nyong’o claimed she didn’t film her Episode VIII scenes yet. Today she’s backtracked from that interview to claim otherwise.

It happened on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show which EW has the quotes from:

“I don’t know where this rumor came from! I have no idea. It hurt my feelings.”

“I shot my scenes, it’s coming out – you never really know, when you shoot your scenes in a movie, which ones are gonna make it and all that. So, it’s always, ‘Fingers crossed!’” she said. “But as far as I know, I’m in it.”

The news that she didn’t shoot her scenes came from an interview she reportedly gave to Collider at TIFF:

“What was it like working with Rian [Johnson]?

NYONG’O: Rian! I haven’t worked with him yet; I’ve yet to shoot. That’s in my future.”

It’s strange that one interview came out last week where she says she has yet to shoot, and one week later she goes on a nationally-televised talk show and tells a completely different story. Makes you wonder if it’s just a PR thing to clear up any negative news and to avoid sensationalist reporting when the Episode VIII reshoots begin.

Sources: EW/Collider