Thandie Newton Admits to Using Daughter to Experiment on Gender Stereotype Views
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The 'Westworld' actress opens up about keeping things as neutral as possible throughout Ripley's formative years since she does not want the 19-year-old's sex to define how she identifies.

AceShowbiz - Thandie Newton used her daughter Ripley as a "bit of an experiment" to test her views on gender.

The "Westworld" actress told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper she didn't want her now-19-year-old daughter's sex to define how she identified, so tried to keep things as neutral as possible throughout her formative years.

"My daughter was a bit of an experiment," the "Mission: Impossible 2" star admitted. "When she was born, I just had a very powerful sense that I didn't want her gender (to be) the first stop on how she identified herself."

She explained, "If people said, 'Oh, she's a sweet little boy,' I wouldn't challenge them, and I used neutral colors that I happened to love as opposed to exclusively pink."

Ripley is one of Thandie's three children with her "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" writer and director husband Ol Parker.

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