These mid-career actresses do all look the same, don’t they?

Actors and actresses are used to being recognised and approached by fans who feel they know them.

But as Victoria Beckham knows only too well, a case of mistaken identity can prove more than a little embarrassing.

Thandie Newton, who stars in Line of Duty and Westworld, has revealed that the former Spice Girl was “mortified” when she engaged her in conversation after confusing her with Zoe Saldana.

There began an awkward exchange that left Newton baffled before it dawned on her that Beckham thought was talking to someone else.

Although both women are actresses, one is British and the other American.

That annoyance at finding out that what they were renting out all those years were the fading youth and beauty, not actual talent.

14 comments on “These mid-career actresses do all look the same, don’t they?

  1. Not an unreasonable mistake. They do look quite similar.

    I could easily mistake the Duchess of Sussex for her sister-in-law; similar colouring and the same simpering smile.

  2. That annoyance at finding out that what they were renting out all those years were the fading youth and beauty, not actual talent.

    Ms Newton has had a problem with fading youth and beauty, yes. But the problem here isn’t one of talent. It is one of personality. She has all the personality of a piece of white bread. Which means that she is easily confused with someone equally bland in personality.

    Neither of them is particularly a member of their notional nationality. Ms Newton claims to be British – and perhaps culturally she is. Her complaints are Islington enough. But she is half-Zimbabwean and until it no longer helped her career claimed to be born in Zambia. Ms Soldana might have been born in New Jersey but she grew up in the Dominican Republican and is not American by descent.

  3. AndyC said:
    “That’ll wipe the smile off her face.”

    Oh, I thought it was surgically fixed.

  4. Thick bimbo thinks all people of colour look the same – is there no Twatter outrage over this?

  5. Mr Yan – “Thick bimbo thinks all people of colour look the same – is there no Twatter outrage over this?”

    Well in fairness these two do look alike. Not because they are both Black but because they are both not very Black.

    I would guess audiences do not much like looking at Black women’s faces. As some Japanese psychologist once published in Psychology Today Sub-Saharan African women have the least appealing faces on the planet. So these two are the socially acceptable face of Black women. Not very Black. Almost White in fact.

    Which may well be unfair. Some Black women can look very African and still be pretty. Gabrielle Union for instance.

  6. This is almost the entire drive behind the Metoo movement, it’s all the post wall females complaining…..

  7. “She has all the personality of a piece of white bread.”

    Perhaps that’s why playing an Android has not been that much of a stretch for he?

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