Wow, definitely didn’t see THIS one coming…
Thandie Newton has revealed that she has come to terms with a traumatic relationship with a film director 23 years her senior who she claims took advantage of her innocence as a teenager.
She spoke about her six-year affair with director John Duigan which she began when she was 16 after travelling to Australia to audition for his film Flirting, which starred Nicole Kidman.
The Bafta-winning actress has said the relationship left her feeling ‘self-destructive’ and said she has only spoken about it ‘so teenagers can see they can resist and gain self-awareness’.
Speaking to InStyle magazine, Miss Newton, 38, star of Mission: Impossible II, The Pursuit of Happyness and Rock ‘n Rolla, claims Duigan took advantage of her when she was vulnerable.
She said: ‘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.’
She added: ‘Part of me feels grateful I can accept the difficulties that came with that situation and be a more compassionate person myself.’
Damn, so Thandie (Miss Newton if ya nasty) was a fast lil thang in her teenage years huh? We see how a young girl is attracted to an older man, but Mr. Duigan should be ashamed of his damn self! He’d be better off just payin’ prostitues that “dating” a 16 year old…smh