'Westworld' Actress Thandie Newton's Daughter Nico Parker Set to Star in HBO's 'the Third Day'

Monica Otayza
Sep 28, 2019
03:40 P.M.
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Nico Parker is set to star in HBO's "The Third Day," and her mom, "Westworld" actress Thandie Newton, couldn't be any prouder. 

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Thandie Newton recently announced that her daughter Nico Parker has scored another acting gig, this time on HBO's "The Third Day." The proud mom took to Instagram to celebrate her daughter's latest accomplishment. 

“My superfly nugget @nicoparkerofficial is starring opposite @naomieharris #JudeLaw in @hbo #TheThirdDay - out next year. Bring It Bugs! Xx Mama"

The new show premieres in 2020 and is set on a beautiful island that somehow shifts between fantasy and reality. 

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Nico's Big Screen Debut

Prior to "The Third Day," Nico starred in Disney's live-action remake of "Dumbo," where she portrayed Milly Farrier in the tale of the adorable elephant who beats all odds against him. 

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At 14-years-old, Nico is set to achieve a whole lot more in her life. In fact, she's only getting started and her proud mom couldn't be more excited for her. During an interview with Ryan Seacrest at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, Thandie gushed about her daughter, saying:

"She's definitely taking her own path but yeah, she's acting. She was 12 when she made "Dumbo," the live-action movie. She's now 14."

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Nico's Guiding Light

Knowing the dangers of the entertainment industry when it comes to abuse and harassment, Newton acts as her daughter's guiding light, making sure she continues doing what she enjoys without having to experience what she did back in the day. 

Newton famously founded the "Time's Up" movement in January 2018, an organization that provides legal assistance to victims of harassment. She began the movement after she was allegedly "ignored" by Hollywood after sharing her experience of sexual abuse in the movie industry.

Ol Parker, Nico Parker, and Thandie Newton at the "Dumbo" premiere | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

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Calling Out Hollywood Abusers

After revealing that a director asked her to touch herself intimately during an audition, she was avoided by the industry and even fellow actors and actresses, as she suddenly became the actress who would "call out" oppressors. 

“I was very aware of the climate of sexual abuse that was going on around me, so I became the person you didn’t want to hire because I would call it out," she revealed. 

Knowing all of this, Thandie is now very aware of the dangers that her daughter can experience, and she's been doing all she can to make sure it doesn't happen to Nico. 

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