Why Zoe Saldana’s Mother Confuses Her for Thandie Newton

Earlier this month, Zoe Saldana revealed on The Late Late Show that her mother regularly confuses her for Thandie Newton.

She shared that her mom thinks Thandie Newton‘s character in Westworld, an American science fiction Western television series, is actually played by her: “My mom still thinks that I’m in Westworld,” the 40-year-old actress joked.

“I’m like, ‘Years ago, you thought that I was in Traffic.’ I’m like, ‘Mom, you did not give birth to Thandie Newton,’” Zoe continued.

“And then again, she was like, ‘Your show is on HBO!’ And I was like, ‘Which one?’ She goes, ‘Westworld!’ I was like, ‘When are you going to understand I am not Thandie Newton!’”

Zoe Saldana's mother confuses her for Thandie NewtonZoe Saldana at the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala on November 10, 2018, in Culver City and Thandie Newton at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 30, 2019

Zoe still remembers meeting Thandie for the first time: “And then I met Thandie at the Golden Globes a couple of years ago and I hugged her,” she said, adding, “I kind of scared her because I didn’t tell her why I was invading her space. I was just like, ‘Oh my god, please tell me that people confuse you with me.’ And she’s like, ‘Who are you?’”

Zoe Saldana gets a kiss from Jeremy Renner at the Avengers: Endgame premiereZoe Saldana gets a kiss from Jeremy Renner at the Avengers: Endgame premiere held the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles on April 22, 2019

“But we text now! We’re friends. So we’re sisters,” Zoe concluded. 

On Monday, she joined Brie Larson at the Avengers: Endgame premiere held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

Zoe Saldana in a magenta Givenchy Spring 2019 Haute Couture one-sleeve dressZoe Saldana in a magenta Givenchy Spring 2019 Haute Couture one-sleeve dress

The American actress and dancer hit the red carpet in a magenta one-sleeve dress from the Givenchy Spring 2019 Haute Couture Collection featuring an embellished neckline.

Zoe Saldana accessorized with pink diamonds from Jared LehrZoe Saldana accessorized with pink diamonds from Jared Lehr

Known for her corn-filled feet, she completed her look with jewelry from Jared Lehr and Givenchy sandals. Her look was styled by Los Angeles-based stylist Petra Flannery.

Zoe Saldana's corn-filled feet in Givenchy sandalsZoe Saldana’s corn-filled feet in Givenchy sandals

Credit: Sheri Determan / WENN / FayesVision / Apega

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