Why Lupita Nyongâ€™o, Not Superheroes, Represents the Future of Disney
J Thoendell stashed this in Film
AtÂ the tail end of Disneyâ€™s massive, live-action presentation on Saturday,Â Star WarsÂ directorÂ J.J. AbramsÂ brought out Oscar-winning actressÂ Lupita Nyongâ€™oÂ by referring to her as â€śapparently someone who is legally required to be in every Disney movie.â€ť The joke landed solidly with the audience at Disneyâ€™s D23 Expo because over the course of the two-hour presentation, Nyongâ€™o appeared on stage three times to promote firstÂ The Jungle Book, thenÂ The Queen of Katwe, and, finally,Â Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lupita Nyongâ€™o, it seems, is the new face of Disney, and sheâ€™s emblematic of the incredibly appealing direction the old-fashioned House of Mouse is taking.
That's great news -- Lupita is super hot.
Lupita things that surprise me:
1. She was born in 1983, so she's 32. Really?!
2. She was born in Mexico and her dad was a senator. Really?!
3. Before Star Wars she was in no Disney show or movie.
Source of all 3 facts:Â http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2143282/