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Lupita Nyong’o Responds to Iman Shumpert’s ‘DWTS’ Routine Inspired by ‘Us’

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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Lupita Nyong’o is a fan of Iman Shumpert’s recent Horror Night performance on Dancing with the Stars. The NBA player and his professional partner Daniella Karagach earned a perfect score for his Contemporary routine inspired by the movie Us, starring Nyong’o.

The Oscar-winning actress tweeted her appreciation for the performance earlier this week, and even expressed a desire to learn the choreography. Could a stint on the show be in her future?

Lupita Nyong’o Tweets Her Love For Iman Shumpert’s Routine

Shumpert effortlessly lifted his partner Daniella Karagach and swung her around during the creepy routine, which ended with the pair staring at judge Len Goodman. He and the rest of the panel rewarded the impressive performance with a perfect score of 40 out of 40.

Judge Derek Hough jumped up on the table to express how much he loved the routine. Carrie Ann Inaba, meanwhile, called it “genius.” Bruno Tonioli told Shumpert that this was “your masterpiece performance.”

On Tuesday, Nyong’o retweeted a video of the routine, writing, “THIS IS FIRE.” She added a few fire emojis to really drive home how much she loved it. Karagach retweeted her reaction, writing, “OH MY GOD.”

And Nyong’o wasn’t done there. She replied to Karagach, saying, “Putting it out there that I’m so down to try and learn this choreography someday.” The actress added a laughing emoji, a pair of scissors (a reference to the movie Us) and praise hands.

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Does Nyong’o Want to Compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Someday?

Karagach responded to Nyong’o’s interest in learning the choreography by replying, “ANY DAY ANY TIMEEE.” She also retweeted Nyong’o’s request and wrote, “I GOT YOU.”

Twitter users were excited by the idea of Nyong’o learning some of those haunting moves. One fan wrote, “if this ever happens please share the video.” Another wrote, “Y’ALL MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!!!”

We’d love to see Nyong’o compete on a future Dancing with the Stars season. She already appeared on Lip Sync Battle in 2016, performing Salt-N-Pepa’s “Whatta Man.” Nyong’o wasn’t afraid to show off some pretty hot moves, so we have a feeling she’d totally tear up the ballroom.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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