Oscar-winning duo!

Cuba Gooding Jr. visits Lupita Nyong’o backstage at her Broadway show Eclipsed

Cuba Gooding Jr. visited Lupita Nyong’o after her Broadway show Eclipsed in Manhattan on Thursday night.

The Oscar-winning duo – who’ve never worked together – took a smiling selfie backstage at the Golden Theatre.

Joining 32-year-old Lupita and 48-year-old Cuba were her co-stars Pascale Armand, Zainab Jah, Akosua Busia, and Saycon Sengbloh as well as Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross.

Talented pair: Cuba Gooding Jr. visited Lupita Nyong'o after her Broadway show Eclipsed in Manhattan on Thursday night

Talented pair: Cuba Gooding Jr. visited Lupita Nyong’o after her Broadway show Eclipsed in Manhattan on Thursday night

Smile! The Oscar-winning duo - who've never worked together - took a smiling selfie backstage at the Golden Theatre

Smile! The Oscar-winning duo – who’ve never worked together – took a smiling selfie backstage at the Golden Theatre

Three years ago, the American Crime Story actor played Ludie Watts in the Tony-nominated, Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful.

The Star Wars stunner – who relies on stylist Micaela Erlanger – made her Broadway debut as the unnamed fourth wife of a Liberian warlord in Eclipsed.

The playwright – The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira – will score Drama Desk Awards’ Sam Norkin trophy for bringing ‘a fresh new voice to American theater,’ while Sengbloh nabbed a nod as outstanding featured actress.

Joining 32-year-old Lupita and 48-year-old Cuba were her co-stars Pascale Armand (L), Zainab Jah (M), Akosua Busia (2-R), and Saycon Sengbloh (R) as well as Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross (2-L)

Joining 32-year-old Lupita and 48-year-old Cuba were her co-stars Pascale Armand (L), Zainab Jah (M), Akosua Busia (2-R), and Saycon Sengbloh (R) as well as Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross (2-L)

Thespian: Three years ago, the American Crime Story actor played Ludie Watts in the Tony-nominated, Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful

Thespian: Three years ago, the American Crime Story actor played Ludie Watts in the Tony-nominated, Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful

Taking it to the stage: The Star Wars stunner - who relies on stylist Micaela Erlanger - made her Broadway debut as the unnamed fourth wife of a Liberian warlord in Eclipsed

Taking it to the stage: The Star Wars stunner – who relies on stylist Micaela Erlanger – made her Broadway debut as the unnamed fourth wife of a Liberian warlord in Eclipsed

The 17-week run – closing June 19 – made history as the first play on Broadway to be written, directed, and performed entirely by women.

Nyong’o also voices Indian wolf mother Raksha in Disney’s The Jungle Book, which has amassed $576.9M at the box office since its April 15 opening.

Meanwhile, Gooding Jr. – who just returned from Paris – is enjoying a career hiatus following his dramatic turn as O.J. Simpson in the hit FX series.

Lauded: The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira will score Drama Desk Awards' Sam Norkin trophy for bringing 'a fresh new voice to American theater,' while Sengbloh (M) nabbed a nod as outstanding featured actress

Lauded: The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira will score Drama Desk Awards’ Sam Norkin trophy for bringing ‘a fresh new voice to American theater,’ while Sengbloh (M) nabbed a nod as outstanding featured actress

Closing June 19! The 17-week run of Eclipsed made history as the first play on Broadway to be written, directed, and performed entirely by women

Closing June 19! The 17-week run of Eclipsed made history as the first play on Broadway to be written, directed, and performed entirely by women

Number one movie: Nyong'o also voices Indian wolf mother Raksha in Disney's The Jungle Book, which has amassed $576.9M at the box office since its April 15 opening 

Number one movie: Nyong’o also voices Indian wolf mother Raksha in Disney’s The Jungle Book, which has amassed $576.9M at the box office since its April 15 opening

‘I still can’t watch it,’ the divorced father-of-three told The Guardian this week.

‘It’s just too close to my personal life, some of this stuff. It wears on your soul when you take on the mental state of a dark character.’

American Crime Story’s second season – focusing on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina – has not yet been greenlit.

Bonjour! Meanwhile, Gooding Jr. - who just returned from Paris - is enjoying a career hiatus following his dramatic turn as O.J. Simpson in the hit FX series

Bonjour! Meanwhile, Gooding Jr. – who just returned from Paris – is enjoying a career hiatus following his dramatic turn as O.J. Simpson in the hit FX series

The divorced father-of-three told The Guardian this week: 'I still can't watch it. It's just too close to my personal life, some of this stuff. It wears on your soul when you take on the mental state of a dark character'

The divorced father-of-three told The Guardian this week: ‘I still can’t watch it. It’s just too close to my personal life, some of this stuff. It wears on your soul when you take on the mental state of a dark character’

Source: Daily Mail

 

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