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Oh, So Lupita Nyong'o Is Playing This Tiny, 1000-Year-Old Alien Named 'Maz' In Star Wars

Perhaps it’s common knowledge among rabid fans of Star Wars and its ever-expanding universe, but we at Jezebel only recently found out that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o would be playing a tiny, mostly-CGI, 1000-year-old, goggle-wearing alien pirate named Maz Kanata in the newest installment of the series.

Lupita Nyong'o has reportedly met with J.J. Abrams about a role in Episode VII. We've been hearing a lot of intriguing names popping up as potential stars in the next Star Wars film, but this may be the most exciting: word has it that the Oscar-winning star of 12 Years a Slave has met with Abrams about a possible role.