Lupita Nyong'o was honored Saturday, June 7, at the 2014 Maui Film Festival with the Rainmaker Award -- which pays tribute a film artist whose eclectic choices and charismatic performances encourage us all to expand our definition of what it means to be human. While there, Nyong'o gave us an enigmatic glimpse into the feverishly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
It was officially announced on June 2 that the Oscar winner, 31, is joining the cast of the next installment of the legendary sci-fi franchise.
"I can tell you that I'm going to a galaxy far, far away," Lupita joked, remaining coy about the details of her exciting new role.
She did, however, claim to find the perfect spot for director J.J. Abrams to film the movie.
"I went up to the volcano, actually, and I thought that would be the perfect place to shoot Star Wars," she said, referring to the picturesque Hawaii setting. "We need to get J.J. on the phone."
Check out the video to see Lupita talk Star Wars, plus to find out how many times she’s actually watched her Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave.