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Have You Heard Oscar Isaac and Lupita Nyong’o Speak Spanish? They Just Did It in an Interview with Jorge Ramos

Stars Wars: The Force Awakens co-stars Lupita Nyong’o and Oscar Isaac are BFFs.

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Nyong’o plays a character named Maz Kanata in the film.

Isaac is playing Poe Dameron, a pilot for the resistance.

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The co-stars recently showed off their Español during an interview on Jorge Ramos’s Al Punto. As usual, Ramos wasn’t there for small talk.

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After an initial question about Star Wars, Ramos asked Nyong’o:

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Nyong’o replied:

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“I was born in Mexico and I grew up in Kenya… so I have have influences from Kenya as well as Mexico. I went to school in the United States, so that has also influenced me.”

Ramos then asked Isaac the same question:

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Credit: Al Punto / Univision.com

“How do you define yourself, Oscar? Do you consider yourself Guatemalan-American? Cuban-Guatemalan-American? Does it matter?”

Isaac replied:

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Full quote: “Pues, soy un ciudadano del mundo, primero. Pero la verdad es que culturalmente, soy Americano. Me crié en los Estados Unidos. Para mi, ser Americano es tener toda esa cultura. Es tener las raíces de todos esos lados… ser Americano no es solo una cosa.”

“Well, first off I’m a citizen of the world. But the truth is that I’m American. I was raised in the United States. For me, being American means having all of those cultures. It’s having roots from all those places… being American isn’t being just one thing.”

Nyong’o and Isaac also spoke with Ramos about the languages they speak at home, Isaac’s desire to visit Cuba and the importance of the Star Wars in popular culture. Watch the full interview here.

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Lupita Nyong’o Penned A Heartbreaking Tribute To Black King Chadwick Boseman

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Lupita Nyong’o Penned A Heartbreaking Tribute To Black King Chadwick Boseman

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Eleven days have passed since “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman’s family announced he’d lost a years-long battle to colon cancer.

In that time, many of Boseman’s fans, family, and co-workers have spoken up to pay tribute to his talent and life. Still, Lupita Nyong’o, who co-starred alongside Boseman in “Black Panther” as his character’s love interest Nakia, has remained quite.

Until recently.

For the first time since his death, Nyong’o spoke out about Boseman’s death on Instagram.

“I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn’t make sense. The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning,” she wrote. “I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess a immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be – here! … that seem ageless… Chadwick was one of those people.”

Nyong’o shared that while she didn’t know Chadwick for long she will remember him forever.

“Chadwick was a man who made the most of his time, and somehow also managed to take his time,” she continued. “I didn’t know him for long, but he had a profound effect on me in the time that I did. When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence. He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from. You got the sense that he was fully present and also somehow fully aware of things in the distant future. As a result, I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease.”

She went onto describe Boseman as a hard worker who showed up to every shoot “with his game face on.”

“He was absorbent. Agile. He set the bar high by working with a generosity of spirit, creating an ego-free environment by sheer example, and he always had a warm gaze and a strong embrace to share. His large hands would descend on my shoulders and give them a squeeze that relieved me of the tensions I did not realize I was holding. Chadwick’s hands were strong enough to carry the weight of the film and free enough to clasp mine when I needed it.”Ultimately, Nyong’o wrote, “it seems that it was life that gave up on Chadwick long before Chadwick gave up on life.”

The Oscar-winning actress appeared alongside Boseman in the Oscar-nominated film “Black Panther” which saw her play the role of Nakia, a War Dog for the nation of Wakanda and love interest of Boseman’s character T’Challa. While Boseman had long been an actor before his appearance in the Marvel Studios film, the role shot him to global fame.

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Celebrities Are Reading Children’s Books To Help Parents And Children Cope With COVID-19

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Celebrities Are Reading Children’s Books To Help Parents And Children Cope With COVID-19

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The world is still trying to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced billions into lockdown measures from various government orders. More than 220 million Americans are living in states with lockdown orders leaving children with no school and parents with no childcare. Now, celebs are offering their time with Save with Stories to read children’s books to help parents and children cope.

Gina Torres reading “Sofia Valdez, Future Prez”

Save with Stories, created by Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner, is being done in conjunction with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry. Celebrities are joining up with Save with Stories to offer a bit of reading education to the millions of children not in school right now as the world battles the coronavirus.

Eva Longoria reading “La vida de Selena”

Save with Stories is asking for donations to keep children taken care of during this crisis. Many children rely on getting their meals from their schools. With schools, many children are facing uncertain times with their food. By donating to Save with Stories, you can help the organization continue to provide children with their meals during the shutdown.

Zoe Saldana reading “Cómo dan las buenas noches los dinosaurios?”

Some of the celebrities have given their storytime a more culturally relevant tone. Both Zoe Saldana and Eva Longoria offered Spanish-speaking children stories in their language.

Lupita Nyong’o reading “Not Quite Narwhal”

According to UNESCO, 87 percent of the student population around the world have been separated from their schools, teachers, and peers. In the U.S., 55.1 million children are not in their K-12 schools as the U.S. prepares for a surge of cases in COVID-19 infections across the country. As of yet, the U.S. government has not called for a nationwide lockdown unlike several governments across Europe and Asia.

Jenna Ortega reading “Don’t Call Me Bear”

The initiative is a good reminder that we are all in this together. As billions of people around the world sit at home and social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is important to feel more connected in your isolation. Movements like Save with Stories show how the world can come together in a time of crisis to help everyone cope.

How are you coping with self-isolation in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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