Victoria Beckham’s embarrassing Thandie Newton mix-up
VICTORIA Beckham was left ‘mortified’ when she confused Westworld’s Thandie Newton with Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Zoe Saldana — a gaffe made all the more embarrassing by the fact the pair have met several times before.
Thandie revealed the toe-curling moment during a conversation with chat show host Graham Norton after he asked who her lookalike was.
‘It’s Zoe Saldana,’ the Brit actress piped up before explaining: ‘Recently I was in… LA and Victoria Beckham, who I have actually met a few times, was there.
‘We were chatting away when she said: “It’s so great that you are here when you are pregnant.”
‘I said: “I actually had my baby a couple of months ago.” We carried on chatting and it was obvious she thought I was someone else, so I said: “Do you think I am Zoe Saldana?”
‘Victoria was absolutely mortified!’
Thandie went on to reveal that she was actually quite flattered as Zoe is a ‘rare beauty’, but she still couldn’t quite believe it because she’s not even the same nationality.
‘Really? Up close? Come on! And I am British!’ she laughed.
Thandie was appearing on Graham’s couch to promote her new movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, where she was joined by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum, as well as singer Jake Shears.
The Graham Norton Show airs at 10.35pm tonight on BBC1
Author: Anna Thomson