Thandie Newton becomes ''less than nothing'' when people recognise her but can't remember the names of the films she's starred in.
Thandie Newton "hates" it when people recognise her and can't remember the films she's starred in.
The 38-year-old actress uses public transport because passersby will not expect her to be on a bus, but she feels "less than nothing" when she is spotted by someone who struggles to recall her movies.
She told Stella magazine: "On public transport people don't expect to see me so it's fine. And if they do come up, like this lovely guy in Pret A Manger yesterday, and say, 'Oh, I really love that movie you did,' you are two equals having a conversation.
"But when it's, 'You're that one off... or, 'Are you famous?' I hate that. I become less than nothing."
Thandie - who has two daughters, Ripley, 11, and seven-year-old Nico - gets away from her personal life by making movies because she feels tends to "feel watched all the time" whenever she walks down the street.
She added: "When I am out and about I feel watched. It's become second nature. The only time I get to be private is in my work.
"That is when I liberate the ego. The blessed-out sensation of liberating the ego."