‘The Force Awakens’ Star Lupita Nyong’o Shares the Magic of Making Maz Kanata
Oh, you didn’t think we were done with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, did you? In anticipation of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release, Lupita Nyong’o has shared a new behind-the-scenes clip from the special features, giving us a sneak peek at how she collaborated with ILM to bring Maz Kanata to life in a galaxy far, far away.
Nyong’o shared the clip on her Facebook page last night to celebrate “Maz Monday”:
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In the video, Nyong’o and the ILM team discuss the work that went into her mo-cap performance, with visual effects supervisor Ben Morris noting that the actress’ inexperience with the technology actually made Maz more distinctive. Unlike her co-star and mo-cap expert Andy Serkis, Nyong’o simply performed as she would any other part.
It’s only a brief clip, but the rest of the feature — along with a lot more — is included on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray, which arrives on April 5. And all of those bonus features and extras should keep you plenty occupied until the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuts with Captain America: Civil War on May 6.
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