Charlize Theron: “I was bullied as a kid”

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Charlize Theron stars as a mean girl in the new dark comedy ‘Young Adult’, and in a new revelation, Theron admits she suffered at the hands of mean girls in high school!

“I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn’t like [me],” the actress, 36, told PEOPLE recently in New York. “I didn’t have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes.”

Ignored by a boy she had a crush on, she says she had longed to be part of the in-crowd, causing her to do “crazy things.”

“I wasn’t in the popular crowd. There was a really popular girl at school and I was obsessed with her. I mean you would go to jail for that stuff today,” Theron says with a laugh. “I was in tears one day because I couldn’t sit next to her.”

She also says she was bullied by her classmates for her glasses and not having the perfect haircut and clothes.

“I actually got a lot of the mean girl stuff from the ages of 7 to 12. I was pretty much a mess in primary school,” she admits. “But I got that out of my system by the time I got to high school and was more immune to all of that stuff.”

Young Adult opens Dec. 9.


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Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 11:11am
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November 28th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Boo hoo? You know bullies aren’t born, they are taught, teach others by staying true to yourself and encouraging children to become friends and overlook the ill and handicapped in life, not to go crazy and do odd things that cause others pain and fear of your actions .. Seems adult life has done well by you if don’t stay so standoffish from normal life.. and still holding a grudge, not trusting men, girls for these things but jealousy comes with the fame. and if you have a good attitude and acceptable manners, adversity makes you stronger. Marry and have a family, adopt if you can’t have a child and love them, then that will show them hon.

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