Thandie Newton Changes Her Name | 22 Words

The award-winning actress has been known as Thandie Newton throughout her career, but now, she's changed her name.

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Now, we all know Thandie Newton.

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The actress is best known for her roles in the likes of Beloved, Mission: Impossible 2, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Not to mention her role as Maeve Millay, in the HBO series Westworld.

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The same series that won her 2 Critics Choice Awards.

But, it turns out...

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As well as we might think we know Thandie Newton...we've actually been addressing her by the wrong name all this time.

Thandie spilled all in a recent interview.

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And it's safe to say reactions have been strong.

In a recent interview with British Vogue, the actress spoke very openly about her career.

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Newton spoke of how she "derailed" and was "traumatised" after being abused as a young actress aged sixteen.

"There's a moment where the ghost of me changed, you know, and it was then, it was 16," she said.

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"He derailed me from myself utterly. I was traumatized. It was a kind of PTSD for sure. I was so distraught and appalled that a director had abused a young actress and that it was happening elsewhere, minors getting abused and how f**ked up it was."

She also told Vogue that she will now be reclaiming the original spelling of her name after being known as Thandie throughout her career.

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"That's my name. It's always been my name. I'm taking back what's mine," she said.

The actress said her name was first misspelled in the credits of her first film in 1991, Flirting...

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And has been ever since.

But from now on, her future films and TV shows will be credited with her original name.

Thandiwe Newton.

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