"You're not actually thinking about kissing – you're thinking, ‘Is my face in the right place, is my hair there, oh my God, you can see my nipple.’"
Why we love Thandie Newton
Imagine Charlie’s Angels without Lucy Liu. Impossible, you’re thinking – she made that film. The truth is that it was only at the very last minute that Miss Liu became an angel. Up until then a Miss Thandie Newton had the part, and although her agent called it “career suicide”, Thandie backed out. She “didn’t want that kind of fame” she said.
She lied. Now she’s become a Hollywood mainstay, starring in Oscar-winner Crash in 2004, The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006 and Ritchie’s Cockney cock-up, RockNRolla in 2008. She even managed to sneak in a couple of years working in ER in the early 2000s. On a random note, she’s of Zimbabwean descent and her first name is actually ‘Thandiwe’. Now you know.
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