Thandie Newton

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Thandie Newton

Born

11/6/1972, Zambia

Birth Name

Thandie Newton

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Thandie Newton-Parker, Thandiwe Adjewa, Thandiwe Newton
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Newton was born in Zambia, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean health-care worker/nurse, and Nick Newton, a white English laboratory technician and artist. The name "Thandiwe" means "beloved" in Ndebele and the name "Thandie" is pronounced TAN-dee. Newton played a character named "Beloved" in the film adaptation of…more

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    • Thandie Newton: (revealing she once asked Tupac Shakur about his tattoos) Because I'm not a typical home-girl, one of the first things I said to him was, 'What's that tattoo? It looks like a penis.' He laughed and laughed and laughed, I think it was actually a crucifix. My filthy English mind! He said (of his gunshot wound), 'It's a scar from being shot.' 'What? You were shot?' He's like, 'You don't know I was shot at point-blank range?' "He told me the whole story about how he was shot for the first time in the goolies (testicles), then his f**king skull. But it was someone sweet telling you the story.

    • Thandie Newton: The film is driven by coincidence and preconception, ... Each character, whether they be rich, poor, black, white, Mexican or Iraqi, suffers these preconceptions about the other as a manifestation of personal frustration. You see the characters' motivation and see that behind the belligerent cop is a man in pain, behind the frustrated housewife is a woman who feels let down. Racism is just one part of the much bigger puzzle that the film offers.

    • Thandie Newton: I just feel like it's got to be about the process and about the doing of it, rather than be about how it's going to be perceived. It's got to be about what it feels like at the time of actually making that project, because just a few times I've worked on projects because I think that it will seem great, or it will be a really good career move or about perception and I haven't had a good time.

    • Thandie Newton: Then I became a mother and it just fills every space, that isn't filled with something else important. It's just like this incredible balloon that blows up and fills life up.

    • Thandie Newton: Then I became a mother and it just fills every space, that isn't filled with something else important. It's just like this incredible balloon that blows up and fills life up.

    • Thandie Newton: I want more babies.

    • Thandie Newton: I think I'll probably write something, a family drama. I'm good at frame works and plots, but my dialogue is atrocious. It gets very over-wrought. My husband's a writer and his dialogue is brilliant, so, I'm very often his script-editor, so I think we'll probably write something together.

    • Thandie Newton: It was hysterical. We wanted to make it naughty and fun. When the camera stopped rolling, it was hard to stop laughing. (about her love scene with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 2)

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