“I’m taking back what’s mine”: After years living with a credits typo, Thandiwe Newton reveals her true name – Music News

“I’m taking back what’s mine”: After years living with a credits typo, Thandiwe Newton reveals her true name – Music News


Mikael Jansson/VogueWestworld star Thandie Newton‘s title is definitely “Thandiwe,” however because of a misspelling within the credit of her first movie, 1996’s Flirting, she’s passed by Thandie in dozens of initiatives.

However that was then and that is now. The actress tells British Vogue in a characteristic piece dubbed “The Rebirth of an Icon” that it’s time to take her title again, and extra.

Newton, who famously known as out Hollywood sexual abuse final August — promising to call names on her “deathbed” — is embracing her roots. The 48-year-old performer, the daughter of a Zimbabwean princess-turned NIH well being care employee and a former scientist from Cornwall, England, was given the title Thandiwe, which implies “beloved” in her mom’s native tongue, Shona.

Newton, a staunch advocate for the Me Too motion, cataloged the years of racism and sexual abuse she suffered in Hollywood, starting along with her first function that led to the credit typo, and abuse, she weathered for years.

Australian Flirting director John Duigan, whom Newton has repeatedly accused of abuse, mentioned of her light-skinned complexion, “Are you able to be a bit darker?” she remembers to the journal. “‘Be darker by Monday.” She claims to have tanned your complete weekend. “Colourism has simply been the funniest,” Netwon says. “I’ve been too Black, not Black sufficient. I’m all the time Black. I’m identical to, whadda you individuals need!”

Newton, who was 16 on the time, tells Vogue of the filmmaker, “I used to be traumatized. It was a sort of PTSD for certain. I used to be so distraught and appalled {that a} director had abused a younger actress, and that it was occurring elsewhere, minors getting abused…”

Now, Newton is not afraid to embrace herself, her heritage — and her title. “I’m taking again what’s mine,” she says.

By Stephen Iervolino
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