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.
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?