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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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32 Responses to “Thandie Newton is African Royalty”

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  1. 1
    zephi Says:

    Interesting…wonder if she ever goes back to Zimbabwe.

  2. 2
    OMG Says:

    lol

  3. 3
    Diama Says:

    cool

  4. 4
    Orange Clockwork Says:

    Title needs to be changed to Caucasian Royalty because ***** is looking pretty pale.

  5. 5
    Halli Says:

    That is a very cute outfit. I want it!

  6. 6
    Athinker Says:

    She looks younger than her age. She always seems pretty happy.

  7. 7
    Frenchy Says:

    It’s well known she’s African Royalty on her mother’s side. Her dad isn’t though.

  8. 8
    gosh Says:

    genuflect their what ? i don’t understand

  9. 9
    just me Says:

    She is such a beauty and so classy!!!

  10. 10
    Team Lara Croft Says:

    Orange Clockwork @ 03/21/2008 at 9:16 pm
    ^^^

    Ah the genius of a failed education system that breeds dumbness: Thandie’s father is White English so of course she is lighter. Doesn’t change the fact her mom maybe be of royal blood. For all she knows, on her dad’s side too. She spent years studying in Zimbabwe. If I am not mistaken, she was born there.

  11. 11
    Team Lara Croft Says:

    She is a living doll. really she looks doll-like. What a perfect beauty. How refreshing her look. Amaxing what happens when the right mix comes together. Wow!

  12. 12
    caribbean queen Says:

    Thandie was on The View today with David Schwimmer of “Friends.” She is very lovely and does look like a doll. She’s so thin and girly. Her personality is calm, gracious and classy. I love her accent too.

  13. 13
    Erin Says:

    I love he, she’s a class act and is very sexy! I wish she’d star in more movies, she was great in Mission Impossible

  14. 14
    jonhythacarzymuthafukca Says:

    she is black?? she looks like a white lady!

  15. 15
    [marie] Says:

    Jared, she was replaced by Lucy Liu because she was shooting Mission Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise and her schedule conflicted with Charlie’s Angels….

  16. 16
    Ana Says:

    she looks always so cute!^^

  17. 17
    lily Says:

    She needs to STFU about the african princess stuff. She ALWAYS brings it up every time she gets. Almost like she is trying to convince herself that her black side is still worthy or some crap.(her mum is zimbabwean and her dad is english)

    She married a white man and her kids still look very black(mixed). I think she has been bleaching since we last saw her in Beloved. and she is another one that needs to eat.

  18. 18
    MEL Says:

    Who the Hell is she?

  19. 19
    Thandiephile Says:

    Dumb as Lilly, her kids look white–predominantly. She hasn’t been bleaching you moron. If anything, she’s been tanning. A lot of mixed people tan themselves to make themselves look more authentically black, so they can play black roles. Besides, it’s common sense that people’s complexions don’t stay the same through the changing seasons–winter, summer, and furthermore, under different lighting. Lighting and seasonal changes add to changes in people’s complexions (make them look lighter or darker), so get over your moronic self. I bet you’re a black-American, paranoid and obsessed with race and skin colour.

  20. 20
    Thandiephile Says:

    Dumb ass Lilly, her kids look white–predominantly. She hasn’t been bleaching you moron. If anything, she’s been tanning. A lot of mixed people tan themselves to make themselves look more authentically black, so they can play black roles. Besides, it’s common sense that people’s complexions don’t stay the same through the changing seasons–winter, summer, and furthermore, under different lighting. Lighting and seasonal changes add to changes in people’s complexions (make them look lighter or darker), so get over your moronic self. I bet you’re a black-American, paranoid and obsessed with race and skin colour.

  21. 21
    VINTAGE RAGE Says:

    TO: #17, #19 AND #20

    Thandie is black with a white father.. She knows this and yes she has a white husband. What ever royalty her mother is, she is too..

    What is wrong with her being proud of her African royal lineage? She isn’t trying to prove she is black because she is black..

    She is also AFRICAN. She was born in Zimbabwe and moved to England when she was 5 years of age..

    The kids don’t look predominantly white. THey look exactly like her with the hair and everything.

    Get a life already!

  22. 22
    GAVRIELA Says:

    SO PRETTY!!!

  23. 23
    sophia Says:

    Gorgeous!

  24. 24
    Just Jared Says:

    Thanks, Marie!!

  25. 25
    lily Says:

    I’m half British half American to be EXACT since you desperately need to know # 19

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