10 Actors Completely Wasted In Star Wars

8. Lupita Nyong'o

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If this list has highlighted one thing up to this point, it's the fact that the Sequel Trilogy certainly boasted its fair share of ridiculous talent.

And alongside the freakishly gifted Andy Serkis and Benicio Del Toro was another unquestionably brilliant performer coming off one of the most captivating turns of the decade - and an Academy Award-winning one at that - in 2013's 12 Years A Slave.

Your writer is, of course, talking about the utterly mesmerising Lupita Nyong'o who, like Serkis, was also thrust into the motion capture landscape during her stint in the galaxy far, far away.

But, also like Serkis, one of the hottest talents the business had to offer at that moment in time wasn't exactly given much time to make a lasting impression as the mysterious Maz Kanata despite actually appearing in every Sequel flick.

All in all, it often felt as though Disney simply liked the idea of having such an acclaimed performer on the team and hadn't actually pieced together a meaningful reason for Kanata coming along for the ride outside of handing Rey Luke's lightsaber in The Force Awakens and spouting out chunks of exposition.


Lifts rubber and metal. Watches people flip in spandex and pretends to be other individuals from time to time...