Hollywood actress Thandie Newton has said in an interview with British Vogue that she will reclaim the original Shona spelling of her name
This follows after the “W” was carelessly missing from her first acting credit and perpetuated throughout her career ever since. Her name has been misspelled since 1991.
Speaking to British Vogue, the Star War actress announced that she will be using her birth name, Thandiwe (beloved).
Newton says her mother, a Zimbabwean, is of royal Shona lineage while her father is a lab technician from Cornwall, UK.
“That’s my name. its always been my name
I’m taking back what’s mine,” she said.