Lupita Nyong’o thinks it’s “really cool” that a tweet brought her and Rihanna together for a movie.
The ‘Black Panther’ actress is teaming up with the ‘We Found Love’ singer for an upcoming heist movie, the idea for which came after a fan shared a photo of them sitting together at a fashion show in 2014 and suggested a potential plot.
And Lupita is very proud to be a part of a project – which will be directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Issa Rae – which has its origins entirely in what people want to see on screen. She said: “You know what’s really cool, is that people spoke up about the kind of movie they wanna see and this is a great example. Like, ‘Black Panther’ is being embraced because people are really hungry for this kind of film, and that movie with me and Rihanna and Issa and Ava is another one of those examples where people want to see something like themselves, and something different something they’re not being offered yet, and I’m honoured to be a part of that conversation.”