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Walking Dead: Lupita Nyong'o thinks Richonne is a character's name

The actress appears in Danai Gurira’s play ‘Eclipse,’ but has never seen her TV work

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Lupita Nyong’o might be a part of the Star Wars universe, but that doesn’t mean she keeps up with everything involved with fandom — like ship names.

When asked if she watches her longtime friend Danai Gurira on The Walking Dead, The Jungle Book star told Variety that she doesn’t know what’s going on with Gurira’s character since she’s never owned a TV. And according to Gurira, Nyong’o can’t get her character’s name right. “It’s actually very refreshing — she calls me Michonne-y,” laughed Gurira. “She’s like, ‘In Facebook they keep calling you Richonne.’” 

Nyong’o can currently be seen in the Broadway play Eclipsed, which Gurira wrote. “This has been a godsend of a production because of the level of love and respect in the room,” Nyong’o previously told EW. “We genuinely like each other, which helps. This is the kind of play where you need a sisterhood.”


See their interviews in the video above.