With the imminent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lupita Nyong’o and Oscar Isaac have been busy on the promotional trail. As the two Spanish-speaking stars, they have put their bilingual language skills to use, because the Spanish-speaking world loves Star Wars as much of the rest of us.
Lupita and Oscar haven’t been able to reveal too much about the movie so far (but here’s a plug-in that will keep you spoiler-free if you can’t catch the movie on opening day), but they did talk about what a special experience it was shooting the upcoming movie.
Check out eight of their best moments below:
No. 1 Star Wars Fan: Oscar Isaac's Uncle
In March, Oscar Isaac was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he talked about what a diehard Star Wars fan his uncle is – like he has a “mini museum” filled with all of his collectibles. This, and the fact that he made everyone customized Estar Guars tees is exactly how Isaac’s uncle got a small role in the movie.
Oscar Isaac Saying That His Character's a Better Pilot Than Han Solo
Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron, told IGN that his character is the best pilot in the galaxy, even better than Han Solo. He also talks about his new pal, BB8.
Bonding with his Star Wars castmates
In an interview with Flicks and the City in July, Isaac and his co-stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley hold lightsabers as they talk about the new era of the movie.
Lupita Nyong'o Feels Blessed
In August, Lupita Nyong’o talked about all her upcoming projects, and she said that being in Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes her feel blessed.
Lupita Nyong'o on Watching Star Wars as a Kid
While on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Lupita rolled in wearing a dress lit up by LED lights, which already made her a winner in my book. And then she shared that she grew up watching Star Wars and how excited she was to be in it 30 years later.
Lupita and Oscar Visit Mexico
We couldn’t find any video of the two in Mexico, but it was obvious that they had a good time. And for Lupita, it was a chance to reconnect with her roots.
Lupita and Oscar Visit Univision
Lupita and Oscar came to Univision to talk to Jorge Ramos, as well as to visit the set of Despierta America. Lupita may not have spoken in Spanish the entire time, but it was a good try.
Tio Guillermo's Part Is Revealed
Oscar Isaac hasn’t been able to stop talking about his uncle, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the first image of Tio Guillermo in the movie was revealed. You can’t see anything, but the video is worth watching because Tio Guillermo’s love for Star Wars is real.