Lupita Nyong’o Under Scrutiny, Again

According to Page Six, Lupita is rubbing some investors of her latest Broadway stint the wrong way:

Meanwhile, on one of her off days, the star was spotted hanging out with Misty Copeland, further angering investors.

“They were banking on her fame and have not seen a return. The most disrespectful thing is taking off every Wednesday while being seen hanging out with Misty. If you’re too tired to work, stay in bed.”

Another source tells us Nyong’o “hasn’t hustled . . . Tony voters are coming to see her. Fans fly in to see her. This isn’t Hollywood, and she’s bringing her movie-star privilege to Broadway.”

A source close to Nyong’o told us she’s only contractually obligated to be in seven shows a week. “She’s maybe missed a show or two because she was sick and lost her voice, but she was never expected to appear in Wednesday-evening shows. And she’s done more to promote this play than other nominees. This is her passion project that she is dedicated to and proud of.”

Danai Gurira penned the tale about five African women surviving the Second Liberian Civil War. The show has earned six Tony nominations, including a Best Lead Actress nod for Nyong’o, but has earned around $300,000 a week out of a potential $800,000.

“They produced a show with a very difficult subject matter, so the box office may not be what they want it to be, but you can’t put that on Lupita. The amount of publicity she’s done, I don’t think she could’ve done more,” said another insider.

Rick Miramontez, spokesman for “Eclipsed,” described Nyong’o as “a luminous star who has endeared herself to everyone backstage, onstage and front-of-house. The only feelings she has stirred up within the production are everyone’s strong desire for her to win a Tony Award.”

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  1. This isn’t surprising because Lupita gives the media nothing negative to report on so they resort to making up ish as usual. This lady stays to herself works hard shows up to red carpets slays and goes home. Media just looking for an angle come harder please nobody is believing this BS.

  2. I’m so sick of this bull. With Rihanna they try to make her look like a whore and link her to men she’s not even dating (Leo DiCaprio), with Lupita they lie and say she’s a diva behind the scenes, with Kerry they attack her marriage to a black man (they do the same thing with Beyonce), and with Serena Williams they attack her looks. I can go on and on. Yet these mediocre white celebs are praised and can get away with almost anything. That’s why they don’t call Taylor Swift out for all the men she’s ran through in the last few years.

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