As we wait for some official casting news from Lucasfilm for Star Wars: Episode VII, the rumors continue to pour in. The latest rumor comes from Latino Review who says 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has been reading for a major role that "doesn’t seem to be tied into the family lines from Episodes 4-6." The site then goes on to claim to have heard that the role she is up for might be [SPOILER warning]...
....that of a Sith, which would be awesome.
I don't know if you saw 12 years a Slave or not, but she deserved that Best Supporting Actress award that she won at the Academy Awards. I was curious to see what would happen with her career after that win, and if she lands Star Wars she'll be set for life. In my mind, being cast in a Star Wars movie will do more for her career than that Oscar she won. Well now wait a minute… now that I think about it, maybe that's not true… whatever happened to that Hayden Christensen guy? Star Wars didn't seem to help him out much, but let's face it... he's not an Oscar winner. So with an Oscar in hand and possibly doing a Star Wars movie, Nyong'o looks to have a bright career ahead of her.
There's no confirmation of this news yet, but let's sit back, be patient, and see what happens!