‘Star Wars’ Director Bashes Rumors: Lupita Nyong’o Was Not Cut!

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J.J. Abrams wants you to know that Lupita Nyong’o was not cut from the new Star Wars movie.

Lupita Nyong’o made her way through LAX on Thursday in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old Oscar-winning actress is currently in Los Angeles to do press for her new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakes and director J.J. Abrams is bashing reports that she was cut from the movie.

“The number of rumors floating around about The Force Awakens is truly stunning. Some are wonderfully funny, others simply preposterous,” J.J. told Page Six. “But the only one more ridiculous than Jar Jar Binks being a Sith Lord is that I cut Lupita Nyong’o‘s performance because it wasn’t satisfactory.”

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“In truth, her performance wasn’t satisfactory. It was spectacular. She has brought the character of Maz Kanata to life in the most wonderful, wise, touching, deep and funny way. Lupita never ceased to amaze me. Yes, we tried many approaches, and we finally landed on just what the film needed. She elevated all the scenes she is in, I’m forever grateful, and can’t wait for people to see her stunning performance,” he continued.

It was previously reported that due to Lupita Nyong’o’s bad acting, she was cut from the final edit of the movie. Reports surfaced that she was unable to act in front of a green screen which forced the director to cut her from the movie.

While, all of the reports are just rumors for right now, we will just have to wait and see what happens in the future.

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