It really is wonderful to see someone who has been working hard in the acting industry for many years, reviving what has been seen as a flagging career, by putting in a fantastic performance in a hit television show or movie. That has certainly been the case for Thandie Newton, who has put in some brilliant performances in the hit television series Westworld, leading to her winning a BAFTA.
Things have not always been easy for Thandie Newton, who has always been very open about the struggles she has faced in her life. Thandie has now spoken out about her tough childhood, discussing how it has made her become the woman she is today.
During a recent interview with The Edit, Newton explained, "I was the kid who was complicated to be friends with, because I was brown. But I’m quite glad of that, now. I realised how useful being alone is for figuring out your relationship to life. For me especially."
She added, "I’m challenged all the time: being a woman who doesn’t want to communicate sexually as a way of making people comfortable; being a woman in a tough industry; being a spokesperson for voiceless women; being African, but also being English. There are so many things I need to speak for."
As far as her acting career is concerned, as well as reprising her role Maeve in the hit series Westworld, when the show returns for its second season, Thandie Newton will also appear on the big screen, starring in the new movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which is written and directed by Xavier Dolan, with the movie aiming for a 2018 release date.