Lupita Nyong’o Struts Her Stuff to Enrique Iglesias in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Preview
Nyong'o, who will square off against Scary Movie actress Regina Hall in a forthcoming episode of the Spike show, is bringing out the big guns for the big W. In a preview of one of her routines above, she tackles Enrique Iglesias' 2014 single "Bailando" and moves with the conviction of a practiced salsa champion. Just when you think the Oscar-winner has collected enough trophies, she comes for the Dancing With the Stars Mirror Ball trophy...
And the Spanish song is hardly a stretch for Nyong'o — she was born in Mexico City and Spanish is one of four languages in which she's completely fluent, according to The Huffington Post. She told the site she often misses her native land and routinely eats steak tacos before hitting up a red carpet.
In a pre-show clip from the battle to come, Nyong'o said she's ready to get out on the stage and shine.
"I've been preparing for this in my head for maybe two years," she said. "I'm bringing the heat — that's what I'm gonna say."
Still, she's not counting Hall out.
"She's funny, she's really funny," Nyong'o said. "That's a quality that I aspire to possess, myself, so I think she might bring her A-game."
"I've danced with her before, and she's got some good moves," she added.
Check out the clip, tell us what you think of Nyong'o's performance and see who comes out on top this Wednesday at 9 PM EST on Spike.
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