She might not have seen the film yet but Lupita Nyong’o is reasonably sure that her onscreen alter ego Maz Kanata is in The Rise of Skywalker.

Speaking with Deadline she revealed all she could without alerting the ever-present Disney spoiler police.

“I haven’t seen it, I won’t see it. They never let you see these things beforehand. Although, maybe, I don’t know. Let’s see how J.J. is feeling this time. I don’t know what the final thing’s going to look like, but from what I saw, I am in it.”

‘How J.J. is feeling this time’ is a pertinent comment, given the number of Maz scenes that were removed from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Speaking with Collider, SFX Supervisor Chris Corbould described a scene that featured Maz.

“There was a particular part of a scene that never made it, where they go underneath the castle and they’re going into the underground passageways, and stormtroopers are coming down the stairs and Maz uses her powers to collapse the ceiling. From my point of view, [that] worked absolutely brilliantly because you had all the main actors running up and then Maz does her bit and then the whole ceiling collapses in front of them, but that never made it. That was a shot I was quite proud of, actually, it worked really, really well.”

Here’s hoping the enigmatic Maz gets a few good scenes in the finale to the saga when it arrives on 19th December.