Charlize Theron on breaking out of being typecast early on
“Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story. How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f***ing, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”
Charlize Theron on ageing
“We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine. And, for a long time, women accepted it. We were waiting for society to change, but now we’re taking leadership. It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men… It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.”
Charlize Theron on South Africa
“I love my country. And it’s very hard for South Africans to believe that, because I left and speak in an American accent. I have a very, very strong connection to my country and to its people. It’s the mother that might have abandoned me, in a weird way, but not all the way. I’m not having a pity party, but I’m constantly trying to win its love back.”
People face a myriad of problems every single day but i guarantee you won’t hear ‘being too pretty ‘ get mentioned much and there’s a reason for that. The reason is being pretty is awesome thats why. That goes tenfold if you’re in the entertainment industry especially in movies where your face and body are projected onto 50 ft screens. Being ugly doesn’t look any better on it not even a little bit.
Charlize didn’t come to America to act, she was a dancer and a model who got a contract to go NYC because you guessed it, she was really pretty! Shocking right. Then she ends up going to LA where is discovered by a talent rep at her bank after a screaming bout with a teller and almost 50 credits later here we are. The ironic thing is that her most iconic roles have been the ones where she is dirtied up and missing a limb like in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ or just straight up woof like in ‘Monster’
No one cares about a ugly person playing another ugly person but when you have a statuesque stunner like Charlize and you make her look worse than usual it is much more interesting to see and I guarantee you that helped her clean up during award season.
Without being pretty Charlize would have never become a leading lady because without that she would have never got in the door and I’m ecstatic that she made it because she’s a talent along with being a knockout who can rock a bald head or long goldilocks. You don’t find that much because its hard to find that combination so maybe just ease up on being too pretty. Plenty of actresses would literally kill for your success, so heed Scuba Claude’s words and be happy like zee hippo.
Charlize just landed the main villain in the next Fast & Furious . See its not all bad.
PS. Obligatory Charlize being Charlize