Two super humans: actress Thandiwe Newton and Rambert Dancer Kym Sojourna, share personal experiences of being black women in Hollywood and the dance industry respectively.
We feel Thandiwe doesn’t need much of an introduction…like us you’ll probably recognise Thandiwe from her starring roles in films such as Beloved, Mission Impossible Two and Crash, for which she received a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Since 2016, Thandiwe has played the role of a sentient android in HBO’s sci-fi western series Westworld, which has recently earned her an Emmy nomination and in 2017 she hit UK screens playing the role of DCI Roz Huntley in the BBC drama series Line of Duty.
A source of inspiration, Thandiwe has recently opened up about her experiences of racism and sexism in the entertainment industry, and her journey of finding a sense of self and self-acceptance. These are really important and powerful conversations to be had, and I can’t wait to discuss with Thandiwe what she draws from – when faced with such adversity – how she remains motivated and optimistic that it is possible to show up and move the world forward.
We know that some of you will listen to these podcasts in the presence of younger family members - we love that - just watch out for some adult language in this one.
Kym Sojourna by Camilla Greenwell
Podcast recorded via Zoom