Ny­ong’o gushes about Noah

CityPress - - News - BIÉNNE HUIS­MAN bi­enne.huis­man@city­press.co.za

Soon af­ter ar­riv­ing in South Africa this week, gor­geous Kenyan movie star Lupita Ny­ong’o im­parted some beauty ad­vice.

Laugh­ter pro­vides an ex­cel­lent ab­dom­i­nal work-out, Ny­ong’o told her fans on­line.

The 32-year-old actress was re­fer­ring to lo­cal fun­ny­man Trevor Noah’s one-man show Lost in Trans­la­tion, which ap­par­ently had her in stitches at the Teatro at Mon­te­casino, Joburg, on Fri­day evening.

“Best ab work-out of the week laugh­ing at his ge­nius stand-up,” she wrote on Instagram.

“Just watched his live show at Mon­te­casino. Run and go and see it.”

Noah tweeted: “I was al­ready hav­ing a great time per­form­ing in Jo­han­nes­burg and then Lupita Ny­ong’o dropped in and made my night.”

Jozi folk should keep their eyes peeled as the actress may be in town for a while to shoot scenes for her lat­est flick, Queen of Katwe, di­rected by In­dian film maker Mira Nair.

The Dis­ney movie of­fi­cially be­gan film­ing in the Ugan­dan cap­i­tal, Kam­pala, on March 28.

Due to de­lays, the pro­duc­tion only moved to South Africa this week, a month later than orig­i­nally planned.

Based on a true story, the film is about Ugan­dan Phiona Mutesi, who be­comes an in­ter­na­tional chess cham­pion. Ny­ong’o plays the role of Har­riet Mutesi, Phiona’s mother, whose hus­band died of an Aid­sre­lated ill­ness.

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