Charlize Covers the Latest Issue of Backstage

Charlize Covers the Latest Issue of Backstage

“Fearless.” Few words have been used as often to describe Charlize Theron—and she’s certainly deserving of the label. Not only has she built a life in the arts over her 25-year career on her own terms, but a deep dive into her catalog of prestige character studies and genre-defining blockbusters reveals exacting instincts and a woman bold in her choices.

That’s why it’s especially surprising—disarming, even—to speak with the actor on a Sunday afternoon in October and have her confess to her career’s earliest roadblock: fear.

“I would have enjoyed everything a little bit more if I’d just chilled out and didn’t get so caught up in the fear and [the] feeling that there was a clock ticking,” she says, sitting in the privacy of her green room at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan. We’re just out of a preview screening of her latest awards-caliber project, “Bombshell,” and it’s a packed weekend trip of back-to-back press in New York City. “I was so rushed by all of it because I had this horrible fear that if this [didn’t] work out, I was going to go back to South Africa. I knew what that life was like, and I just didn’t want to do that.”

Much has been said of the life Theron left behind: a childhood on a farm in rural South Africa, milking cows and befriending goats; a mother who shot her violent, alcoholic father in self-defense during a particularly nasty fight. She left the farm at age 16, soon after his death, after being offered a chance to model, a vocation that took her to Europe and the United States. But her dream since the age of 4 had been to dance, and she moved to NYC to train at the Joffrey Ballet School before a knee injury at 19 cut those aspirations short. Her mother dusted her off, got her back on her feet, and brainstormed an alternative: acting. Theron booked a one-way flight to Los Angeles.
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Glamour Women of the Year 2019

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In the corner of a drawing room in an extravagant London apartment, Charlize Theron is missing home. She’s been working away from Los Angeles for four months, traveling with her family—two kids and her mom—and she’s ready for a good night’s sleep in her own bed. But such is the nature of her unpredictable life: “I am not a planner,” Theron says, proudly. “I love that I work in an industry where something can come tomorrow and change the next six months of my life and make me think about things that I would never have explored on my own, and all of a sudden”—her eyes widen with enthusiasm—“you’re reading about shit you would never have been interested in before.”

For Theron, the last six months have been a doozy. Her life is not just the typical hopscotch of an actor’s existence; it’s the unforgiving schedule of an actor-producer-philanthropist. And not an actor-producer-philanthropist in the way that everyone claims to be one these days, but for real: The woman has three full-time jobs. Right now, for example, she’s promoting Bombshell, a movie about the Roger Ailes scandal at Fox News, in which she stars as anchor Megyn Kelly. The film is the 15th project from her production company, Denver and Delilah. While figuring out how to inhabit the character of a controversial personality, Theron was also trying to avert crisis. Two weeks before shooting, the movie’s financiers pulled out. Theron, accustomed to her dual existence of lead actor and backstage operator, leaped into action and made “a lot of phone calls.” By all accounts, Theron rescued the movie, but she underplays it. “I think it was just pure panic,” she says now.

Read the full article here on Glamour.

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Charlize covers the June 2019 issue of Marie Claire

Charlize Theron likes the darkness. It calls to her. It’s a place where she’s come to feel comfortable over the years, thanks to her ferocious, starkly nuanced performances as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (for which Theron won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2004), Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: FuryRoad, the wicked queen Ravenna in Snow White & the Huntsman, and the icily lethal MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde. So if you’re surprised to learn that she’s playing the romantic lead in the latest Seth Rogen rom-com, Long Shot, you’re not alone. “I never thought I would be in a rom-com,” says Theron, laughing. “I don’t think I would know how to do justice to a straightforward rom-com.”

We’re at Milk Studios in Hollywood, where Theron, 43, has just finished her cover shoot for Marie Claire. Dressed in an aqua wool crew-neck sweater, long caramel-colored palazzo pants, and shearling-lined Birkenstocks, she looks casual but also decidedly regal, with her sable hair cropped in a pageboy and green eyes sizzling in the afternoon light. Theron was a serious ballet dancer in her teens, and you can see it in her straight-backed posture, with her shoulders thrust back and chin held high. She’s reserved at first but grows increasingly warm as our conversation progresses. You get the sense that Theron would be a great person to be friends with—and a terrible person to cross.
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