Thandiwe Newton ‘heads to rehab’ after leaving Magic Mike

Thandiwe Newton’s team of actresses “wanted him in rehab” after he dramatically left Magic Mike 3 for his odd behavior on set.

Thandiwe Newton is likely to be in rehab after he dramatically left Magic Mike 3 for acting strangely on set amid the breakdown of his marriage.

That western world The star has been in London filming the third installment of the series, Magic Mike’s Last Dance with Channing Tatum when the staff on set became worried about his health.

His agent flew in from Los Angeles to try to smooth things over, but on Tuesday the 49-year-old man western world the actress was flown back to America to hopefully check into the facility.

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Sources say Newton has been battling emotional and family issues after being separated from her husband of 24 years Ol Parker, with whom she has three children.

A source on set said, “Thandiwe was acting strange on set, she was very tense. His apparent damage caused so much distraction, it became clear he couldn’t play the role.

“There has been a lot going on in her personal life, she and her husband have separated. He seemed so stressed that he even took his two pet rabbits to his hotel for emotional support.”

The source continued, as things became more tense, “He fired his agent in the UK for three decades, and then his US agent Gaby Morgerman flew in from Los Angeles to try to calm things down.

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“The Thandiwe team wanted him to go to rehab for mental health support. He was supposed to go to the facility immediately, they tried to rehab Malibu, but they couldn’t get him. Arrangements are now being made to go to the facility in Arizona, if he agrees to leave.”

Previously reported Mission: Impossible 2 actress fired magic microphone set due to an altercation with co-star Channing Tatum over Will Smith’s famous Oscar slap.

But sources said there was no “exchange of tense words” between him and Tatum, 41, who is the film’s star and producer. magic microphone sequel, and they keep on good terms.

Producers have now replaced Newton with Salma Hayek and all scenes involving his character had to be re-shot.

A spokesman for Newton had no comment, nor did his powerful agent, Morgan, who heads William Morris Endeavor’s talent division.

A Warner Bros spokesman previously said that Newton “made the difficult decision to walk away from Warner Bros Pictures’ production. Magic Mike’s Last Dance to deal with family matters.”

This story originally appeared on Page Six and is republished here with permission.

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