Hollywood actor Thandie Newton has opened up about a six-year affair she had with Australian director John Duigan. The 39-year-old actor began seeing the filmaker after auditioning for his 1991 movie Flirting, reported InStyle magazine. “I was 16-years-old at that time. I was a very shy, very sweet girl. I wasn’t in control of the situation,” Newton said. The Mission Impossible II star said that the experience has made her a more compassionate person.