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Thandie Newton on her 'upfront and uncompromising' approach to fame

Thandie Newton sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about her new film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
Thandie Newton sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about her new film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. 20:28
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Originally published on September 13, 2019

Thandie Newton is a Hollywood actor who you might recognize from the HBO series Westworld or from the Oscar-winning film Crash. She's been acting for nearly 30 years, since she was just 16, and she's spent a lot of that time speaking up about the ways she's been exploited as an actor.

Tom Power sat down with Newton at the Toronto International Film Festival, where #MeToo is a major theme this year. Newton was in Toronto for the world premiere of her new movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which is the first English-language film from Canadian director Xavier Dolan.

Host Tom Power with Thandie Newton at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Sara Cornthwaite)

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