Following her alleged heated argument with Channing Tatum on the set of “Magic Mike 3” movie over Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, Thandiwe Newton is separating from her husband of 24 years Ol Parker and heading to rehab. Thandiwe Newton has denied being sacked from the movie and replaced with Salma Hayek.
According to Page Six;
Staffers on the movie became worried about her health during filming in London, with her agent flying in from Los Angeles to try and ‘smooth things over’. The publication reports that Thandiwe has been suffering with emotional and family problems after separating from her husband Ol, 52, who she shares children Ripley, 21, Nico, 17, and Booker, eight.
Ol is a British filmmaker who previously wrote and directed the 2018 musical film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. A source said: ‘Thandiwe had been acting strange on set, she has been very highly strung. Her apparent breakdown caused so much disruption, it became clear she couldn’t play the role.
‘There is a lot going on in her personal life, she and her husband have separated. She seemed so stressed she even brought her two pet rabbits to her hotel for emotional support.’ The insider added that Thandiwe fired her UK agent of three decades as her US agent Gaby Morgerman flew in to try to help.
They said: ‘Thandiwe’s team wants her to go to rehab for mental health support. She was supposed to leave immediately for a facility, they tried for a Malibu rehab, but they couldn’t take her. Arrangements are now being made to go to a facility in Arizona, if she agrees to go.’
This is what a Warner Bros. Pictures spokesperson had to say on wild claims of Thandiwe getting sacked from the “Magic Mike 3” movie over a heated argument with Channing Tatum over Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars;
‘Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step away from the production of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance to deal with family matters.’
The above statement is on the heels of The Sun reporting that Thandiwe is planning on dragging studio chiefs at Warner Bros to court over the incident.
A source said: ‘Channing Tatum is the producer and number one on set. Thandiwe Newton is the number two star. But 11 days into shooting and it’s all over.
‘They fell out over the debacle at The Oscars. I was on set. I watched her and watched him. They were in and out of the house where we were filming having this confrontation. ‘After the row he just went, ‘I am not working with her anymore’. Him being a producer, it’s his movie, so she’s off the movie.’
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