Actress Lupita Nyong’o has been forced to cancel press interviews after she tested positive for Covid-19.

The actress, who was in the midst of a series of virtual interviews to promote her upcoming film ‘The 355’ was forced to bow out after she tested positive.

The ‘Black Panther’ star also confirmed the news on social media, while asking her fans to stay masked and get the vaccine to protect them from the virus that saw the US record one million cases following the surge in the Omicron variant.

‘The 355’, a Universal Pictures release and directed by Simon Kinberg, is releasing across the US this weekend. It follows a CIA agent who teams up with three international officials to embark on a mission to retrieve a top-secret weapon that’s fallen into mercenary hands, while a mysterious woman watches their every move. Along with Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Édgar Ramirez and Sebastian Stan also star in the project.

The espionage thriller, lands in theaters on Friday.

She plays Khadijah, a former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist, in the fast-paced, globe-trotting movie which brings together a formidable foursome of top agents (Chastain, Kruger, Nyong’o and Cruz) as they try to retrieve a top-secret weapon that’s fallen into mercenary hands, all while staying one step ahead of the mysterious Lin Mi Sheng (Fan), who is tracking their every move.

Nyong’o won a Daytime Emmy back in July for her performance in the Netflix children’s program, Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices.

She’ll next be seen in Marvel’s sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, among other projects.


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