Goodbye Thandie Newton, Hello Thandiwe Newton

Picture: Facebook, @ThandiweNewton
In a now trending interview with Vogue, British actress Thandie Newton revealed that she will be reverting to the correct spelling of her name, Thandiwe.

The actress said the spelling of her name — which means “beloved” in Zulu — got changed in the credits for her first acting role, in 1991’s “Flirting”, when she was just 16 years old.

The actress, who was born to a British father and Zimbabwean mother, later took to Twitter to confirm that in her interview she made an error when saying her name is Shona, she tweeted: Sincerest apologies from me, for error in @BritishVogue. My name ‘Thandiwe’ is Zulu, my Mother’s tribe is Shona. That’s what happens when you’re separated from your identity for so long, that you forget who you are #ZimbabweanLivesMatter

Thandiwe, who now stars in Westworld told British Vogue: “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine,”.


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