Thandiwe Newton turned down a role in a superhero movie


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Thandiwe Newton has not yet starred in a superhero movie, though she revealed in a new interview that she turned down a role in one.

The 48-year-old actress was promoting her new movie Reminiscence, which debuted in theaters and on HBO Max earlier this month.

While promoting the movie in a new interview with LADBible, the actress said that, despite turning the other movie down, she is open to starring in the superhero genre.

Superhero: Thandiwe Newton has not yet starred in a superhero movie, though she revealed in a new interview that she turned down a role in one

Promoting: The 48-year-old actress was promoting her new movie Reminiscence, which debuted in theaters and on HBO Max earlier this month

'I was offered a role playing someone's mum who just dies. I was like, "Meh, no." It was more the role, you know what I mean?' Newton said.

While she didn't identify what superhero movie it was, she made it clear that she'd be open to starring in a superhero movie in the future. 

'I love what's happening with these genres now, where filmmakers are f*****g with the genre,' Newton said.

Meh: 'I was offered a role playing someone's mum who just dies. I was like, "Meh, no." It was more the role, you know what I mean?' Newton said

She added that her 'perfect example' of what she was talking about is director Taika Waititi, who directed the 2017 superhero sequel Thor: Ragnarok. 

'I love that the actors in it really want to push it too, of course they do - it's boring otherwise, Jesus,' she added.

She also praised HBO's 2019 series Watchmen, which opened in the most unconventional way, highlighting the Tulsa massacre of 1921.

Perfect example: She added that her 'perfect example' of what she was talking about is director Taika Waititi, who directed the 2017 superhero sequel Thor: Ragnarok.

'That's critical race theory, you know, looking into the past and actually merging with it in the present so that we have a better understanding for our future,' she added.

Still, she mentioned that, 'As a genre they bore me these big franchises, and I'm quite cynical about it too, because it's just about money; it's this behemoth of money that's just like rolling forward gathering more money, right?'

Still, she believes, 'there is a demand' from the audience for superhero movies to have, 'better substance around these superhero things.'

Critical: 'That's critical race theory, you know, looking into the past and actually merging with it in the present so that we have a better understanding for our future,' she added

Cynical: Still, she mentioned that, 'As a genre they bore me these big franchises, and I'm quite cynical about it too, because it's just about money; it's this behemoth of money that's just like rolling forward gathering more money, right?'

She added that the we don't need, 'artificial superheroes' when we actually have 'superheroes on the ground' in real life.  

'I remember when Obama became President and there was the Met Ball - and it was a superhero Met Ball - and someone said to me, 'Who's your favourite superhero?' I was like, 'Barack Obama'.

"Why do they have to be fantasy? They don't have to be fantasy,' she added.

Artificial: She added that the we don't need, 'artificial superheroes' when we actually have 'superheroes on the ground' in real life

Favorite: 'I remember when Obama became President and there was the Met Ball - and it was a superhero Met Ball - and someone said to me, 'Who's your favourite superhero?' I was like, 'Barack Obama'