Oscar-winner Charlize Theron played the role of supportive girlfriend during her visit to the Sarasota Film Festival..
Her longtime boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, wrote and directed his first film, “Battle in Seattle,” which was to be shown in back-to-back screenings Sunday night.
Though she took center stage as an award recipient at the film festival ball Saturday night, she tried valiantly to downplay her presence and to promote Townsend and the film.
She did the same thing during an often serious, occasionally banter-filled conversation with Townsend and co-stars Martin Henderson and Michelle Rodriguez Sunday afternoon.
Townsend talked about the difficulty of writing his first script for the film about the riots that erupted during the World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle in 1999.
“I take my hat off to him,” Theron said. “When you’re lucky enough to witness somebody, and in this case somebody I love, go through an experience like this, it’s wonderful.”
Caring Charlize Theron fought back tears as she told how she is helping save lives in her native South Africa.
The Hollywood beauty is working with chatshow host Oprah Winfrey to provide a mobile health clinic and education centre to tackle the devastating threat of HIV and AIDS.
She struggled to contain her emotions when she appeared on Oprahâ€™s show to talk about the project and watch a video of her recent visit to Africa.
The clinic travels to four schools in remote and impoverished areas of KwaZulu-Natal to give HIV tests and vital sex education to students.
It’s been a while since Charlize Theron has been seen at a premiere, but she was certainly on glowing form for the opening of her new flick on Thursday night. The beautiful South African stepped out in LA to a screening of her drama Sleepwalking.
And despite the title of the movie, the Oscar-winning actress was wide awake as she sent flashbulbs popping in a flapper-style black frock with on-trend platform sandals.
Talented Charlize, who stars as a troubled woman who abandons her 12-year-old daughter, was also on producing duty for the film. And it seems her work has a high-profile fan – in the form of veteran actor and co-star Dennis Hopper.
“It’s terrific and Charlize is terrific,” declared Dennis, who attended the screening with his wife Victoria Duffy. “I can hardly wait to see it!”
Charlize Theron was at the Smith Rafael Film Center on Sunday night to promote “Sleepwalking,” a low-budget independent movie she produced and in which stars.
“Sleepwalking” was shown for California Film Institute members, followed by a Q&A session with Theron and co-star Nick Stahl.
She made it clear that this is “a passion project” for her, so she has to be disappointed with the lousy reviews so far.
After its recent showing at Sundance, the MTV Movie Blog called it “the Super Bowl of good performance/bad movie movies.”
JustJared has posted some fantastic photos of Charlize receiving her Hasty Pudding award and at the parade. Click here to view them all now. I will have some HQs available in the gallery within the next couple of days. 🙂