Actress Lupita Nyong’o doesn’t appear to be interested in creating a sequel to the 2019 horror film, Us. During an interview with Deadline, she was asked about the possibility of revitalizing her character, Red, in future films.
She said, “No thanks. Red is dead.” She added that the role was “was very very very challenging.” Nyong’o articulated that the role was a challenge because she had to “hold down both sides of the argument.”
She stated, “I had to be the offender and the offended. It was about understanding the emotional landscape of each character but also having a very strict discipline to play both physically and mentally.”
Later, she dived deeper into what she took away from the film and its impact on her.
The actress remarked, “This movie is an externalization of our monster.”
Furthermore, she added, “It’s a movie that explores who we think of as the enemy. Often times we’re very eager to paint people across the border, or from a different religion, or a different creed, or culture, as the enemy. It’s easier to project that. But what happens when we look at ourselves? What are the enemies within ourselves?”
While she won’t appear in an Us sequel, she will star in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, later this month.