Zoe Saldana has been the face of reputed franchises like Avatar, James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Pirates Of The Caribbean. But somehow the actor is often confused as The Last Of Us star Nico Parker’s mother, who is a pretty famous actress all on her own. The 18-year-old actor is the daughter of British actress Thandiwe Newton, and director-producer Oi Parker.

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Nico Parker rose to fame with the Walt Disney Pictures film Dumbo. The striking facial resemblance of her mother Thandiwe Newton with Zoe Saldana has confused their fans and even Hollywood celebrities for a long time.

Zoe Saldana Fans Believe The Last Of Us Actor Is Her Daughter

The Adam Project actor Zoe Saldana’s fans believe she is the mother of Nico Parker, daughter of actor Thandiwe Newton. However, the facial resemblance between Thandiwe Newton and the Marvel star cannot go unnoticed and hence both the actors have spent quality time clarifying the differences between them.

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Nico Parker

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Nico Parker looks like her talented mother Thandiwe Newton. The facial similarity between her actor mother and the Avatar star has always confused her fans and followers in believing that the Dumbo actor is Zoe Saldana’s daughter.

Zoe Saldana On Being Confused By Her Fans With Thandiwe Newton

The Guardians Of The Galaxy actor Zoe Saldana has always been confused with the British actor Thandiwe Newton. The actor duo share strikingly similar facial features that even their fans are confused with respect to them. During the promotion of her 2019 movie with The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis, the actor appeared in the autocomplete interview by Wired. According to a question about whether she is British or not, the actor clearly pointed out that she has no idea about it, but there is a woman named Thandiwe Newton and they have always been confused for each other.

During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden along with actor Jason Clarke, the Avatar actor spoke about how even her mother gets confused between Thandiwe Newton and her. She said-

“My mom still thinks that I’m in Westworld,” “I’m like, ‘Years ago, you thought that I was in Traffic.‘ I’m like, ‘Mom, you did not give birth to Thandiwe Newton,’”

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Thandiwe Newton with Zoe Saldana

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She further added-

“And then again, she was like, ‘Your show is on HBO!’ And I was like, ‘Which one?’ She goes, ‘Westworld! I was like, ‘When are you going to understand I am not Thandiwe Newton!’”

Zoe Saldana recalled meeting Thandiwe Newton during the Golden Globe Awards. She had asked the God’s Country actor whether people confused the actor with her. The duo had a great time and according to Zoe Saldana, they are good friends now.

Source: YouTube/Wired

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