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Thandiwe Newton Video Sparks Confusion

Thandiwe Newton Video Sparks Confusion

Talking about her latest film ‘God country’, Thandiwe said though the role allowed her to heal as a black woman, she hesitated taking it because she did not think she was “dark-skinned” enough for the role. She said:

“My internalised prejudice was stopping me from feeling like I could play this role when it’s precisely that prejudice that I’ve received,”

She continued

“Doesn’t matter that it’s from African-American women more than anyone else, doesn’t matter. I received prejudice. Anyone who’s received oppression and prejudice feels this character.”

Thandiwe Newton Video Sparks Confusion

As her emotions took hold, she added that she “wanted to apologise every day to darker-skinned actresses”.

“To say, ‘I’m sorry that I’m the one chosen. My mama looks like you. My mom looks like you’,” she said.

“It’s been very painful to have women look like my mom feel like I’m not representing them. That I’m taking from them. Taking their men, taking their work, taking their truth. I didn’t mean to.”

To conclude the interview with sky news

The actress also highlighted her new film is the first using her birth name, after years of using Hollywood abriviation ‘Thandi’.

“I got to change it back, which actually is probably more powerful,” she said. “So I’m glad that they robbed it for a brief, brief couple of decades.

“And I love the fact that it’s God’s Country that is the first project that has my name, you know. Honestly, I was like, this is my last movie… I don’t need to say anything else, really.”

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Thandiwe Newton Video Sparks Confusion

 

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