23
Apr
2018

Thandie Newton – I Wasn’t Included In #MeToo Movement Because I’m Not Mainstream

Written by TJB Writer in Blog

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton – I Wasn’t Included In #MeToo Movement Because I’m Not Mainstream

Thandie Newton believes that she was shut out of the #MeToo movement because she wasn’t mainstream enough. Describing it as ‘very painful’ she says,

I wasn’t hot enough. I wasn’t mainstream enough and I wasn’t going to be at the Oscars this year, even though I am having a renaissance in my career.

The Westworld star says that in the past she was ‘ostracised’ for speaking up against sexual abuse in Hollywood. The 45-year-old explains,

Who wants to be the first person to say, “This man raped me, and he is also the head of a studio, or he is a director?” That’s hard. 

Thandie Newton

She added,

I felt if there was one girl whose family was thinking about putting their child into show business, that would help them decide. That was all I cared about. 

Thandie also touched on the challenges of playing the role of a madam in the HBO sci-fi series. She acknowledged the character might be viewed as problematic as her primary function is to get

young women f*cked again and again and murdered and raped. 

Do you think Thandie was intentionally left out of the #MeToo Movement?

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