Thandie Newton wasn’t aware she was viewed differently because of her race until “fairly recently”.
The 47-year-old actress grew up in Penzance, Cornwall, with her English father and Zimbabwean mother, and was so used to only ever seeing white people, she didn’t think too much about appearances and how other families perceived them.
She told HELLO! magazine: “There were no dark-skinned people around for towns and towns and towns and towns. We were it, which was interesting because I grew up seeing only pale-skinned faces, so for me it all seemed completely normal.
“But when I later came to realize is that the people with pale-skinned faces would see me and I’d look different to them. I didn’t see skin color then because it was nowhere for me to see, which meant the way I’ve been perceived for all my life is something I’ve not actually been aware of until fairly recently.”
The ‘Westworld’ actress – who has children Ripley, 20, Nico, 15, and Booker, six,…