The star’s name was originally mistaken for her first role.
Thandi Newton, the acclaimed actress already known as Thandi Newton, is regaining her roots.
The 48-year-old “Westworld” star has had a long career on both the big and small screen and has always been known as Thandi – but as it turns out, it is not her birth name.
From here, the star will go by Thandiwe, he revealed in a new interview with British Vogue.
Newton started dropping the “W” from her name when she was in school in an attempt to reduce discrimination against her as a young black girl.
THANDIE Newton ‘obliterated’ under ‘Mission’: ‘Mission’, renamed ‘2: SET: I WAS’.
Once he entered show business, the letter was accidentally left on his first credit. Her first listed credit on EyeMDB The 1991 film is “Flirting”, in which he is credited as Thandi.
“W” was absent from all subsequent credits.
“It’s my name. It’s always been my name,” he said. “I’m taking back what’s mine.”
The name means “dear” which is in the Shona language in Zimbabwe. Her mother is from the African nation.
The pronunciation of his name was not clarified. Traditionally, the name is pronounced tan-DEE-way.
Newton of Thailand has worked on the English of Y CHARLIE who are employed with additional AMY PASCAL
The misspelling of her name was not the only conflict when she starred opposite Nicole Kidman in “Flirting”, however, as the film’s director, John Dugan, was reportedly asked if she could make her skin “a bit darker” . “
Newton said he spent a weekend using bronze and coconut oil.
“Got the role. Colorism has just been the funniest,” she said. “I’ve become too black, not enough black. I’m always black. I’m just what you guys want!”
According to United states todayAmy Winner previously accused Duigan of grooming and sexually abusing her at the age of 16 and that she was 39 years old.
Dugan could not immediately be reached for comment.
Newton has become a force in Hollywood since her days in “Flirting,” winning BAFTA for her performance in “Crash” and an Emmy for her work on “Westworld”.
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She “Mission: Impossible II,” “The Pursuit of Happiness,” “H.” And “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” becoming the first black woman to play a leading role in the franchise. Recently, she lent her voice to the adult cartoon “Big Mouth”.