- British actress Thandie Newton feels as though she has lost her identity and has decided to take it back
- The actress has decided to use her full name Thandiwe after it was changed to suit Hollywood conventions
- Social media users took to the comments section to give support to Thandiwe and the change
UK actress Thandie Newton has decided to revert to her original name, Thandiwe. The British actress revealed that her name had been changed for the credits after she got a role in a movie in 1991 at the age of 16.
Thandiwe is now 48 years old and has revealed that she is changing it back. Taking to social media, the actress apologised to fans about the error of the spelling of her name in British Vogue.
"Sincerest apologies from me, for error in @BritishVogue. My name ‘Thandiwe’ is Zulu, my mother’s tribe is Shona. That’s what happens when you’re separated from your identity for so long, that you forget who you are," she tweeted.
Thandiwe opened up about her name during an interview with the magazine. She feels that her name has always been important and she's taking back what's hers. She has also made the change on social media.
Social media users reacted to Thandie Newton's announcement. Take a look at the reactions below:
"Thandiwe, could you let us know how to pronounce your true name? I want to make sure I’m pronouncing it correctly!"
"You should have just said it's a mutually intelligible name among Nguni languages found in Southern Africa."
"Thank you for acknowledging your mistake. I wish nothing but happiness and love for you."
In other world celebrity news, Briefly.co.za reported that a How I Met Your Mother actor celebrated his hubby on anniversary. How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris has celebrated his husband David Burtka as the couple mark their 17th anniversary together.
The actor shared a snap on Instagram of the two during a vacation in all white with a nice message noting David was his main priority. Neil also referred to him as his baby daddy but did not forget to mention that he is also his best friend and constant inspiration.
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Source: Briefly News