Thandie Newton reveals affair she had with a film director when she was 16
In a recent interview, Thandie Newton opens up about a relationship she had with a film director, who was 23-years older than her, that began when she was 16. Deets inside...
Thandie Newton has recently opened up about a devastating relationship she carried on with John Duigan, a film director 23-years older than her, whom she says coerced her into a relationship at 16.
Thandie says the six-year affair began after travelling to Australia to audition for his film Flirting, which starred Nicole Kidman.
"I was a very shy, very sweet girl. I wasn’t in control of the situation. Would I have liked things to be different? Sure. 'But I can now value myself more for the way I got through it. I don’t see myself as a victim.’
When asked why she never reported it to police, Thandie said,
‘I am my own supreme court. I judge that one. And in a strict legal way there might not be a case. In retrospect, although it was legal because I was 16, I was coerced."
So why is the actress talking about the relationship now? She says she does it so "teenagers can see they can resist and gain self-awareness".