Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o are as cute as ever as Gurira wishes her friend a happy birthday

By Ale Russian
March 01, 2019 03:24 PM
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Danai Gurira is making Lupita Nyong’o feel special on her birthday.

Gurira, 41, posted a sweet shot of the two on her Instagram to celebrate Nyong’o’s 36th birthday on Friday. The actresses have gotten close in recent years after starring together in the box office juggernaut Black Panther.

“Happy Birthday to my Partner In Crime, the stupendous @LupitaNyongo! You are a woman of integrity, beauty and heart. It is a joy and an honor to call you my sister,” Gurira wrote next to the picture.

The costars recently sat down for PEOPLE’s Oscar Portfolio in the latest issue where they also took the time to answer a few questions from editor-in-chief Jess Cagle. Black Panther became the first ever superhero movie to pick up a Best Picture nomination at this year’s show.

“When Oscar speeches go long, they should play the winner off with this song,” Cagle asked as part of The Cagle Exercise in the video above.

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Gurira immediately started singing Ethel Merman’s iconic song “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” But Nyong’o had a different idea.

“I was thinking more like, ‘Move bitch, get out the way, get out the way,’ ” Nyong’o offered instead, rapping Ludacris’ hit “Move Bitch.”

“No! No!” Gurira said horrified as Nyong’o laughed. “There you have it people, quite a spectrum of choices there. Wow. That’s one way to remember your special night.”

Black Panther won three Oscars on Sunday.