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Thandie Newton announces that she will use the original spelling of her name from now on

She has been known by an Anglicized version of her name for the entire length of her hugely successful career. But Thandie Newton has revealed that she will now revert to the original Zulu spelling of her name, declaring: “I take back what is mine”. Born Thandiwe, which means ‘beloved’, simply accepted that her name would be adjusted as she embarked on a career in the competitive and breakneck breakneck world of film as a teenager. At the age of 48, she reclaimed her legacy and declared that she would be recognized as Thandiwe Newton in future films after the W was removed from her first loan. “That’s my name,” she told Vogue Magazine. “It has always been my name. I take back what is mine. “Newton had previously considered going back to her original name, but said in 2017 she didn’t think it was worth the effort as she believed it was more important that people acknowledge her work. “What’s in a name? What’s in a skin color?” she said in an interview: “C’est la vie. C’est la guerre.” But the world is a different place and Newton is a different woman. Last week, she expressed outrage over the controversial government report on racial differences in the UK and went on Twitter to suggest it could only be an April Fool’s joke. “There is no way it can be real – it would be unethical insanity,” she wrote, calling on young blacks to share their responses to the report claiming that there is no systemic racism in Britain. Newton has lived with racism all her life. She was born in London to a British father, Nick, and a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a princess of the Shona tribe. She spent time in Zambia before the family moved to Penzance, Cornwall, when she was three. On her first day at a Catholic school, a nun said to her mother, “We’re very excited, we’ve never had one,” and she was later excluded from a school photo for wearing cornrows. Newton has recognized that her mixed heritage meant that when she was younger she had no feeling for herself. “I wasn’t seen as something,” she once said. “When I was young, a lot of people might have been interested in me. They didn’t want to express it because they didn’t want to praise the black girl. “She was forced to look for work abroad because of a lack of opportunities in the UK. She said, “I can’t do Downton Abbey, can’t be in Victoria, can’t be in Call The Midwife – well, I could, but I don’t want to play someone who is being racially abused. Elsewhere in the Vogue interview, Newton stated that her mindset changed as she got older and that she was inspired to use her personal experiences to be more open. When she talked about her role in Westworld, she said she loved how subversive it was. “Wherever I position myself now, I don’t want to be part of the problem, I want to be part of the solution,” she said. “I am no longer available for hire. I won’t speak your story or say your words unless I feel like they could come from me. “The actress said she found that acting was taking more and more of her” because I’m more connected to myself than ever before, while before I … I couldn’t wait to get away from myself, really, I had So little self-esteem. “The actress also discussed how she was molested by a director when she was 16 and the moment she realized she needed help with an eating disorder. Newton responded to a now-deleted tweet about the spelling of her name in 2016. “Thandiwe is a Zulu name that means beloved,” she said. “Thandie is an abbreviation. You don’t have to fake anything.” April, as a digital download and at the kiosk