It’s been a rather busy few days for Star Wars fans. Fresh, piping hot news regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been spilling out, providing us with tantalizing teases and revelations regarding the blockbuster’s cavalcade of characters.
One character that we’re all anxious to hear more about is Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata. Information regarding the Academy Award winner’s performance and character has previously been at a minimum. But while talking to Entertainment Weekly, director J.J. Abrams gave us a hoard of new information regarding Maz Kanata, all of which you should instantly devour below.
She Was Featured On The Poster, And Talks In The TrailerYep, that’s her above next to R2-D2. All of this time, while we’ve been dreaming up different versions of the character in our minds, Maz Kanata has been hiding in plain sight on the recent poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She’s tiny, wearing a rather fetching pair of goggles, and is even sporting a devilish smile.
Confirming that it was Maz Kanata, J.J. Abrams declared:
That’s Maz. I had some specific ideas about how she would work and what she would do. I had this pitch about these goggles that she wore. Her eyes are an important aspect of her character, and you’ll see how it plays out.
But that’s not all, because Abrams also confirmed that Maz Kanata spoke in the trailer. Although we’re still not sure who she was talking to, we know that she remarked, "I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes. I know your eyes." Clearly, Maz has some weird eye fetish going on.