The cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens really knows how to party.

Lupita Nyong'o, who plays the pirate Maz Kanata in the new film, revealed on Live With Kelly and Michael on Friday that she and her co-stars took part in Wookiee sound contest.

"I failed miserably every time," the Oscar-winning actress said.

"It's a hard sound to make. You either got it or you don't," co-host Kelly Ripa replied.

Nyong'o then agreed to take part in a Wookiee sound contest with her and Michael Strahan

Lupita Nyong'o, Live With Kelly and Michael


Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the first part in a third trilogy and seventh Star Wars movie overall. It is also the first installment of the franchise in 10 years. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on Dec. 18. Most details have been kept hush-hush.

"Well, I'll tell you what I'm allowed to tell you," Nyong'o said on Live With Kelly and Michael. "I play a pirate, Maz Kanata, who is a colorful character with an interesting background."

It's also rumored her character's eyes have powers. When asked about on Good Morning America, in an interview that aired the same morning, the actress said, "Hmm...yes, I'll say the eyes are important to this character."

What many fans do know for sure is that the actress wore a motion-caption suit while filming, as did co-star Andy Serkis, who plays the mysterious villain Supreme Leader Snoke. The technology was also used for Benedict Cumberbatch when he portrayed the dragon Smaug in the Hobbit movies and Zoe Saldana when she starred in Avatar.

"You know, it was really exciting for me—after doing 12 Years a Slave, which was so much about my body, it was a relief and new ground to do a character that was not about my body at all and to have that freedom to...animate a character that is not limited by my physical circumstances," Nyong'o said on Live With Kelly and Michael.

"It was something that I had always wanted to do," she added.

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