Category: Interviews

June-September Appearance & Interview Additions

June-September Appearance & Interview Additions

2018 Interview & Event Additions

New photos of Charlize from interviews and events in February-April 2018 have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!

Charlize covers the May 2018 issue of ELLE

There’s an element of warfare to Tully, Charlize Theron’s second outing with Young Adult director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody. In it, Theron plays Marlo, an overwhelmed and over-it pregnant mother of two. Her Waterloo: the birth of her third child. As she plunges into staggering depths of exhaustion, Marlo faces down opponents familiar to so many mothers: an ineffectual partner, moody daughter, and differently abled son (and a school system that fails him); scarce funds for child care; and a postpartum body—heavy, leaking, and unwieldy—that’s no longer her own. Relief comes in the form of the titular night nurse, Tully, gifted to Marlo by her wealthy brother, and perhaps too good to be true.

Theron, who adopted her two children—Jackson (Jacks), six, and August (Auggie), two—gained 35 pounds for the part. And not since her Oscar-winning turn as Aileen Wuornos in Monster has the 42-year-old been more unrecognizable. (It’s worth noting that while Wuornos was actually homicidal, there are times when Theron’s Marlo, dead-eyed and anguished, looks similarly unhinged.)

Bolstering the dark comedy is Cody’s clever, poignant dialogue, which is at once funny “ha-ha” and funny “hmmm.” And while, yes, Tully is a mom movie, albeit one of a very specific socioeconomic status, it’s also a rumination on aging and the erasure of one’s identity when faced with the relentless monotony and drudgery of not just mom life, but life in general. In a phone interview with her good friend Chelsea Handler, who has famously chosen “otherhood”—aka not having children—Theron unloads all that’s weighing her down. — Katie Connor
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July 2017 Interview Additions

July 2017 Interview Additions

New photos of Charlize at a few interviews in July have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!

Gallery links:
SDCC: Syfy Live – July 22, 2017
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – July 23, 2017
Late Night with Seth Meyers – July 24, 2017

SDCC Women Who Kick Ass Panel

SYFY LIVE from Comic-Con Videos

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