VIDEO: Lupita Nyong’o Survives an Encounter with a Massive Cobra

Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie join Star Wars VII.
When someone asks if you’d like to encounter a venomous snake, most people would run the other direction.

Lupita Nyong’o isn’t most people apparently, proving that she is  much, much more than your average Academy Award-winner.

At first glance, a video recently posted to the 12 Years a Slave stars Instagram seems like something most people do on vacation. She’s in the middle of nowhere with an unidentified gentleman wrangling the king of snakes around her neck.

Rightfully so, Lupita is a bit nervous about the whole situation.

Further exploration reveals that the video is actually a behind the scenes shot from the Vogue shoot that landed Lupita on her very first cover.

Up next for the stunning year-old is the highly anticipated, and still untitled, next chapter in the Star Wars saga.