I promise to be spoiler-free!
First, a while back, I got the news that the new Star Wars movie would include Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o: “Oh, boy oh boy oh boy! Good job, Star Wars! More of this please!”
Later, I find out Lupita’s part is a CGI alien: “But…what? Seriously?”
Finally, I see the movie: “Holy fuck, THAT is Lupita’s part! She is AMAZING. Keep doing that, Lupita! Hollywood, keep writing roles like this one!”
I was looking forward to seeing Gwendoline in the movie, but she has little screen time and few lines. Not much of a role for Gwen. Lupita, however? I’d say she gives the best performance of the movie. That little CGI alien has a ton of presence because Lupita gives us the most absurdly perfect voice.