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Thandie Newton is African Royalty

Thandie Newton is African Royalty

Thandie Newton (in Bella Freud) drops by the CW11 Morning Show to promote her new movie Run, Fatboy, Run, out March 28.

The 35-year-old British beauty admitted she loves to play pranks on her costars.

“When I get bored, it’s trouble!” she laughed.

Thandie also gave a funny example of her mischievous ways: “[Costar] Simon Pegg wore his clothes into work and he was on the set in his costume. So, I snuck into his trailer and sewed up the cuffs of his sweater and the neck of his t-shirt. And he couldn’t get them on!

“But what was annoying about Simon when I played jokes on him, was that he would never respond. He’d pretend like nothing ever happened. He walked on out of his trailer and be like, ‘Hey Thandie!’”

Ms. Newton also elaborated on how she’s African royalty!

Thandie said, “In Zimbabwe before the colonial takeover, there were different royal lineages. Every town had a royal lineage. In my mother’s community, her father was the chief, the king of that community. And even after the colonial takeover, when people would pass by my mother’s area of Zimbabwe, people would genuflect their homestead.”

She then joked, “I’m a princess. I’m such a princess!”

Lastly, Ms. Newton admitted that she turned down the role on Charlie’s Angels and was later replaced by Lucy Liu.

Watch Thandie‘s interview on video here.

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