Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton showing what really goes into getting ready


Thandie Newton today revealed that getting ready for film premieres is less sipping champagne while someone paints your nails, and more sitting in your bathroom by yourself bleaching your tache. Finally, something we have in common with the A-list.

Yup, just because she's a beautiful Hollywood actress, doesn't mean that Ms Newton hasn't got to go through the ritual of making that pesky bit of fuzz on your upper lip less visible. Because if there's anything that's going to take away from your beautiful Chanel dress, it's facial hair.

Taking to Instagram to share the intimate snap of her getting ready, Thandie wrote: 'Dealing with the tash in readiness for the Royal Premiere tonight! Go Jolen! XT' and was instantly greeted with recognition from the female members of her following in the form of approving comments and likes.

Thandie Newton

The 42-year-old star was attending the London premiere of the second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was written by her husband Oliver Parker and which stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel.

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And, naturally, Thandie looked stunning on the red carpet, wearing a velvet monochrome dress with pearl detailing by Chanel. With no tache in sight…