Yes, Charlize Theron. Life is TOUGH for pretty people.
The actress graced the cover of the current issue of British GQ, basically defending her South African origins and her right for meaty roles. And hey, I don’t blame her. But what GQ has let us see (the whole interview isn’t online yet) not vulnerable or particularly interesting. But don’t trust my dumb opinion, YOU be the judge…
On breaking out of being typecast: “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.”
On aging: “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.”
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.”
Photos: British GQ/Alexi Lubomirski