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Actress Thandie Newton: ‘I Don’t Even Believe in God, But I’m Going to Thank Her Tonight’

By Melanie Arter | September 18, 2018 | 12:42pm EDT
Actress Thandie Newton (Screenshot)

Actress Thandie Newton stirred up controversy with her acceptance speech when she won an Emmy Monday night for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for the show “Westworld.”

In her acceptance speech, she said she didn’t believe in God, then referred to God with a feminine pronoun.

 

“I don’t even believe in God, but I’m going to thank her tonight,” Newton said.

“I am so blessed. I am so blessed. Without this, I am even so f-ing blessed,” she said, then covered her mouth in embarrassment.

 

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