Ever since Lupita Nyong’o was cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I’ve been dying to know what her character was going to look like. Due to the general lack of women of color in the Star Wars universe, I’ll admit to being disappointed when I found out that she was going to be a completely computer generated character. But my love for everything Star Wars and my excitement at Lupita’s involvement and her own excitement with the project have helped me to reconcile those feelings a bit.
And thanks to eagle-eyed YouTuber Emergency Awesome, we may have finally gotten a peek at her character, Maz Kanata, in a new teaser trailer.
I think she’s kind of cute in her own googly-eyed way. Either way, I’m sure Lupita is going to kill this role just like she has all of her other ones. I’m already super-hyped for December 18th, and this has only made me more excited (if that’s even possible).