Thandie Newton is pregnant with her third child.
The British actress revealed the news while appearing at Toronto International Film Festival and added it felt like “a blessing” and that she “can’t wait until her new miracle is born in March”.
The 40-year-old spoke to Canada’s Entertainment Tonight while promoting fresh flick Half of a Yellow Son.
She is already mother to two daughters eight-year-old Nico and 13-year-old Ripley with writer, director and producer husband Ol Parker, who she wed in 2008.
Thandie told the publication she tries to make them feel powerful, “by feeling like that yourself. They look at you. You’re defining yourself in so many ways.”
Her latest flick is adapted from a novel and the thespian fell in love when she read the original literature.
The African tale is true to life and blew her away.
“I read the book years ago, it’s Gone With The Wind in Nigeria… it’s based on truth,” she shared. “It’s phenomenal this terrible war that occurred in the ’60s in Nigeria. I was in love with the book.”
Her character is a woman named Olanna and Thandie is amazed by the strength and talent she possesses.
Although she doesn’t represent a highly successful media mogul-type like Oprah Winfrey, Thandie thinks she is still incredible.
“[Olanna’s] the most extraordinary woman I’ve ever played. She’s a woman I aspire to be… she’s not Oprah, she is a regular woman who does extraordinary things,” she admitted.
Best of all, the screen star is glad the flick shows off the wonders of the continent which doesn’t get much positive exposure in cinema.
“The African experience… too often Africa is represented as the other in the mainstream and the mainstream is small,” Thandie confessed.
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