- Lupita Nyong'o previously worked with Danai Gurira in Eclipsed.
- Lupita Nyong'o is one of the actresses to portray characters for both Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, both of which are owned by Walt Disney Pictures. She portrayed Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- Lupita Nyong'o and Brett Dalton were classmates at Yale University.
- Lupita Nyong'o is one of the few actresses in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have won an Academy Award. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 86th Academy Awards for her performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave.