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Lupita Nyong'o Ate Part Of Her "Star Wars" Costume For Lunch Every Day

She literally became Maz Kanata.

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Lupita Nyong'o stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to finally dish about her mysterious new role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, how she landed the part, and how she ate part of her costume every day.

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The same week that she won the Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, Lupita auditioned for J.J. Abrams' big new mystery project.

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But she had no idea she was auditioning for Star Wars — it was all very hush-hush.

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Two months later, she got the call that she had landed the part, and Lupita began her journey into motion capture as the character Maz Kanata.

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It's all very scientific and confusing, but basically she had to wear hundreds of little dot stickers on her face.

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It took about one hour to apply all the stickers every day, and they went everywhere, including on her teeth. So obviously Lupita couldn't take them off when she ate.

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The solution? She just ate the dots.

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And then they'd just, ya know, reapply them.

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Now you know.

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