Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Nakia in Marvel Studios' new superhero flick Black Panther fears she fears she is losing some friends over Black Panther tickets.
Nakia follows Chadwick Boseman's character of T'Challa as he returns home as the king of Wakanda only to find his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan.
In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Thursday, Lupita says she is ignoring calls from some friends as she knows they're only calling to get Black Panther premiere tickets.
Black Panther has shattered advance ticket sales records in advance of its official release on February 16, and all of her friends want tickets to the screenings and movie premieres.
"I'm not picking up some calls, let's just say that," Lupita told Kimmel. The single star added that she found it tough to choose who to bring with her to the Black Panther premiere in Hollywood on Monday night. She said she ended up inviting 25 guests.
"I'm a part of Star Wars, so I know frenzy, right?! But for the first time in my life, once the trailer came out last year, people started hitting me up to try and attend the premiere," she said. "I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm going to lose friends this time.'
"I had to be very careful and very strategic about how I invited people. So, I started with the inner circle, my parents, then the next circle, I'd be like, 'Are you in L.A. (Los Angeles)? Oh, you're not? Never mind.'"