Thandiwe Newton was ‘completely derailed on his own’ by an abuser at the age of 16

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Thandiwe Newton spoke candidly in the latest issue about the abuse she received as a young actress in Hollywood Fashion

The British star, 48, has also stated that she is ‘taking back’ her name, after a spelling mistake in her first acting credit saddled her with ‘Thandie’ instead of the real name ‘Thandiwe’, causing her to use the wrong name for her. entire career.

Speaking of her past abuse, the actress tells Vogue, ‘There is a point where my mind changed, you know. And it was then, [I] was 16. ‘

Sincerity: Thandie Newton spoke candidly in the latest issue of Vogue about the abuse she received as a young actress in Hollywood

Sincerity: Thandie Newton spoke candidly in the latest issue of Vogue about the abuse she received as a young actress in Hollywood

About her abuser, she continues: ‘He completely derailed me from myself. I was traumatized. It was certainly some sort of PTSD.

‘I was so distraught and shocked that a director had abused a young actress, and it happened elsewhere, minors being abused and how stupid it was.

“I was actually waiting for someone to come over and say,” Well, what are we going to do about this? “

‘I have a seventh sense of abuse and abusers, which I think is one of the reasons why I was rejected a lot in Hollywood. I’ll talk about it until the cows get home because I know I’ll help someone. ‘

Rebirth: The British star, 48, has also stated that she is 'taking back' her name, after a spelling mistake in her first acting credit saddled her with 'Thandie' instead of the actual name 'Thandiwe', forcing her to use the wrong name. for her entire career

Rebirth: The British star, 48, has also stated that she is 'taking back' her name, after a spelling mistake in her first acting credit saddled her with 'Thandie' instead of the actual name 'Thandiwe', forcing her to use the wrong name. for her entire career

Rebirth: The British star, 48, has also stated that she is ‘taking back’ her name, after a spelling mistake in her first acting credit saddled her with ‘Thandie’ instead of the actual name ‘Thandiwe’, forcing her to use the wrong name. for her entire career

She said of her abuser, “He completely derailed me.  I was traumatized.  It was definitely some kind of PTSD ' [pictured March 2020]

She said of her abuser, “He completely derailed me.  I was traumatized.  It was definitely some kind of PTSD ' [pictured March 2020]

About her abuser, she said, “He completely derailed me from myself. I was traumatized. It was definitely some kind of PTSD ‘ [pictured March 2020]

She continues about the situation surrounding her name: ‘[Thandiwe is] my name. It has always been my name. I take back what is mine. ‘

The Line Of Duty star will be known as such in all future credits, saying of her acting career, “ I find acting is taking more and more away from me as I am more connected to myself than ever before, whereas before I was delighted to be a get an excuse to change personality.

‘I couldn’t wait to get away from myself, really, I had such a low self-esteem. Acting was where I felt whole. ‘

The apple doesn't fall: the star's youngest daughter, Nico, has been pursuing her own acting career for four years, starring in The Third Day and Dumbo [pictured with Danny DeVito and Colin Farrell in the latter]

The apple doesn't fall: the star's youngest daughter, Nico, has been pursuing her own acting career for four years, starring in The Third Day and Dumbo [pictured with Danny DeVito and Colin Farrell in the latter]

The apple doesn’t fall: the star’s youngest daughter, Nico, has been pursuing her own acting career for four years, starring in The Third Day and Dumbo [pictured with Danny DeVito and Colin Farrell in the latter]

The star’s youngest daughter, Nico, has been pursuing her own acting career for four years, starring in Dumbo and The Third Day.

Coming soon: The full feature will be in the May 9th issue of British Vogue

Coming soon: The full feature will be in the May 9th issue of British Vogue

Coming soon: The full feature will be in the May 9th issue of British Vogue

Speaking of the 16-year-old’s burgeoning career, the mother of three said, “ I went to every photo shoot with her. If there was a problem with the photographer, if there was an appropriate language I used on it, I wouldn’t give me a fuck what anyone thought.

“When it came time for her to find an agent, I auditioned for an agent for a month, even though I knew half of them.”

Newton is one of the stars of the dystopian TV series Westworld, as Sweetwater Maeve Millay’s madam.

“I can tell when people haven’t seen Westworld because they just think I’m naked and sexy in it,” she says. ‘But I love how subversive it is.

‘Wherever I position myself now, I don’t want to be part of the problem, I want to be part of the solution. I am no longer for rent. I’m not going to tell your story or say your words if I don’t think they can come from me. ‘

Check out the full feature in the May issue of British Vogue, available via digital download and on newsstands Friday, April 9.