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Lupita Nyong'o learned to play ukulele for 'Little Monsters'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

learned to play the ukulele for her role of a in horror-comedy "Little Monsters".

The 36-year-old plays a who fights to keep her students alive in the middle of a zombie outbreak. She tries to keep the spirits high with ukulele sing-alongs of hit songs such as Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off".

The said she was happy that she had a musically-gifted character but she did ask whether she was getting a "ukulele double" for the role.

"I love Fraulein Maria in 'The Sound of Music' and she's [Miss is] my Fraulein. I even asked [Abe], 'Are you gonna have a ukulele double?," she said at the SXSW Conference.

Abe Forsythe, who also attended the event with Nyong'o, replied, "I told her, 'No, you can win an Oscar, you can learn to play the ukulele.' "

The actor wrote to Swift to help get the rights of the song.

"It meant a lot to me that this had that (song). And so when I heard that they were having a hard time (getting the rights) I wrote myself and asked her, and told her that story. And she said yes!," Nynog'o said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:09 IST