Lupita Nyong’o was present for the Disney event D23 over the weekend, where a ton of new projects were announced. Afterward, she got to take a trip to Disneyland–finally–and dedicated her first photo to her mama.
Nyong’o was on hand at D23 for news about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book, and The Queen of Katwe, and she talked a bit about The Jungle Book–which reportedly mixes live action with animation–on Instagram. The event brought Lupita together for the first time with her onscreen son, and the duo took a pic together for the image-sharing site.
“Met my #TheJungleBook son #Mowgli for the first time today, Neel Sethi. And we watched a teaser with the #d23expo crowd for the first time. The world is in for a TREAT,” Lupita wrote.
The Oscar-winning actress wowed fans in a striped, summery dress at the event and sported a new hairstyle that’s been making headlines this week. Since coming onto the Hollywood scene, Lupita has kept her hair closely shorn, but has let it grow out a bit into natural curls. At Disneyland, she rocked a sparkly pair of mouse ears and adorably gave a shoutout to her mother in a pic she shared on Instagram.
Lupita Nyong’o spoke a bit recently about The Queen of Katwe, which was filmed in Uganda and tells the true story of 12-year-old chess genius Phiona Mutesi.
“First of all, I am from East Africa, from Kenya, which is just next door to Uganda. It was invaluable. I met Phiona and her mother and they are just incredible people,” Lupita said, adding that filming on location “did sober us and enliven us.”