Lupita Nyong’o was particular about the play she would choose when it was time to make her Broadway debut so upon learning that not only was Eclipsed written by fellow actress Danai Gurira but also directed by a woman, Liesl Tommy, she was all aboard.
The Academy award-winning star shared with The Hollywood Reporter that being involved with a project like it is important to her.
“It is a piece that is a very, very intimate female piece,” she said. “The writer is female. All the characters are female. And Danai deliberately left out the masculine aspect because war is so much driven by male energy and males that the female story seldom gets told. Danai really wanted to give voice to that experience and highlight it. So I feel, particularly with this piece, it being in a woman’s hands was very, very helpful to really getting into the nuances of the effects of sexual brutality on the female body and the female spirit.”
With an all female cast, Nyong’o feels surrounded by a feminine power that she loves and when she hits that stage, it shows.
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