Celebrated actress, devoted wife and mother of three – Thandiwe Newton has been admired not only for her achievements in the film industry, but also her willingness to address issues around race, stereotyping and sexualisation of black women. Now, however, there are growing concerns around her mental state after her sudden exit from the set of the highly successful Magic Mike franchise in the middle of filming. The 49-year-old English actress denied reports of a fight with co-star Channing Tatum ( who plays the lead role in the film franchise ), which led to a Warner Bros. Pictures spokesperson admitting that she was dealing with “family matters”, according to The Guardian . The spotlight turned to her marriage, then her apparent erratic behaviour led to claims that those around her have rallied together to try and get her into a treatment facility, according to British media reports. The outcome, at the time of writing, does not bode well: the star has supposedly been resisting going to a facility. Here’s everything you need to know about the award-winning star and the current worries surrounding her. The shock Magic Mike exit Reports of Newton’s exit from the cast of Magic Mike ’s Last Dance first emerged in early April, with British media claiming she had had a fallout with Tatum. Newton had already been filming for 11 days in London when, according to the reports, the two had a public altercation while discussing Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars on March 27. Smith got onto the stage and slapped the comedian after Rock ridiculed Smith’s wife Jada and her battle with alopecia . The Oscars slap aftermath: what will happen to Will Smith’s career? Thandiwe Newton was reportedly fired from MAGIC MIKE 3 after getting into an “unimaginably vicious” argument with Channing Tatum over the Will Smith Oscars slap! “It was a tense exchange of words - Channing got into a car and disappeared.” Source: https://t.co/RDAw8GYDvk pic.twitter.com/u9nOaOt23w — More Butter 🧈 (@morebuttertv) April 14, 2022 Newton appeared alongside Smith in the 2006 hit The Pursuit of Happyness . According to British media, Newton and Tatum’s fight escalated to “astonishing” levels and Tatum, who is also the film’s producer, had her fired. But according to The Guardian, this claim has been denied, with a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Pictures citing Newton voluntarily stepping away from the project “to deal with family matters”. Marriage under the spotlight Within days of her shock exit from the film, reports of the state of her marriage to British director Ol Parker began to emerge. British media reported the couple had not been seen together in public since they attended the season three premiere of Westworld in Hollywood, in March 2020. The couple got married in 1998 and have three children. Reports claimed that while the pair have not filed for divorce, sources have said the couple have been “struggling” for a while. People reported that Parker was photographed in London on April 19 without his wedding band. The luxury lives of Kourtney Kardashian’s children Troubling signs emerge As news of the double blow to Newton’s life became public knowledge, more information about her alleged state of mind began to emerge. British media reported that Newton unexpectedly fired her UK agent of three decades, Sally Long-Innes. Her US agent, Gaby Morgerman, then flew to London to assess the situation. It was also reported, that while filming scenes for Magic Mike’s Last Dance , Newton’s behaviour became “erratic” and she was acting so “strangely” that producers were worried about her state of mind. There were also claims that Newton kept two pet rabbits in her hotel room for “emotional support”. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kristen McMenamy (@kristen_mcmenamy) On April 3, Newton caused a stir after she commented on a Instagram post of her friend, model Kristen McMenamy. It showed the model with a gun to her face, to which Newton commented, “Yes all day”. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Thandiwe Newton (@thandiwenewton) As more questions about her mental state were asked, British media reported Newton had posted a now-deleted picture of a vintage corset embroidered with the words “Do we hate our women?” on her Instagram account. Down the sides of the corset were also the words, “I wonder why we take from our women. Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?” The lines are from Tupac Shakur’s song Keep Ya Head Up , often described as an ode to black women. She worked with Tupac in the film Gridlock’d in 1996. Rehab battle Multiple reports have claimed those close to Newton have grown so concerned about her behaviour that they have tried to get her into a treatment facility. After exiting Magic Mike , there was speculation that facilities in Malibu and Arizona were being considered, but the actress was apparently against the idea. 9 Oscar-nominated child stars and where they are now British media also reported that Newton has “grown close” to Los Angeles musician Elijah Dias, known as Lonr. His song with singer Amber Mark, Save my Love, is on the soundtrack for Newton’s 2020 film Reminiscence . There is speculation that Newton is fighting rehab as it would take her away from Lonr. When asked about Newton, the musician told The Post he knew she and her husband “care deeply for the welfare of their children. That’s all I care about right now”. Past demons remain Newton has been very open about her battles in life, previously speaking about being sexually groomed, struggling with eating disorders and encountering racism. She told Vogue that while filming Gridlock’d in 1996, she was so thin she thought she was going to die. A friend helped her get therapy and she said she had to “unlearn” various behaviours. She admitted to having “stuff going on in my life” contributing towards her bombing out during auditions and claimed a director said she should dumb down a black character to make her “more convincing.” Newton has on numerous occasions given examples of casting directors making sexual advances towards her, contributing to her anxieties in life. She told Vulture she had many “breakdowns” and she had times where she was “messed up”. In February, Newton faced criticism after a promo on Sky News to promote the movie God’s Country showed her crying and apologising to darker skinned actresses for “taking their roles”. The apology resulted in many think pieces being written, criticising her take on colourism, which – according to Khanyi Mlaba in a widely shared opinion piece – was more damaging than uplifting. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .