Lupita Nyong'o


Now that Lupita Nyong'o can cross "star in a blockbuster franchise" off the list with her role in the upcoming  Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Oscar winner is opting for something more low-key. 

The 32-year-old beauty will star in Public Theater's Off-Broadway production of Eclipsed. The play is written by Danai Gurira, who TV fans know as samurai sword-wielding Michonne on The Walking Dead

Nyong'o will make her New York stage debut in the production, which is also the play's NYC premiere.

Eclipsed is set during the Liberian Civil War and follows the captive wives of a rebel officer.

The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira

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"Danai Gurira has written a brilliant play, ripped from the headlines, that looks at the terrible conflicts in post-colonial Africa with an eye that is both incisive and deeply compassionate," Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis said in a statement. "A feminist reading of the Liberian Civil War, a war that was ended by women, Eclipsed is both heart-breaking and profoundly life-affirming. We are delighted to welcome the extraordinary Lupita Nyong'o to The Public in this vitally important play."

Eclipsed will begin previews Sept. 29, and opening night is Oct. 14.

See what Lupita has to say about Star Wars in clip below.

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