Charlize Theron Tells Me All!

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Charlize Theron and I had a fun chat at a luncheon promoting her new dark dramedy, Young Adult, in which she deftly plays a woman who eerily believes she belongs with her high school boyfriend, even though they broke up 17 years ago and he's married.

Charlize talked about her admiration for Meryl Streep for pioneeringly playing what appeared to be an unlikable woman in Kramer vs. Kramer, "but you didn't hate her. You understood that she was just going through stuff."

She's also a fan of Frances McDormand, with whom she starred in the 2005 drama North Country.

Charlize told me that when they did red-carpet events together, Frances would turn up in a sensible skirt, "and I'm wearing a seven-pound Dior dress. I'd say, 'You're the smart one!'"

Charlize also loved Frances's denim-jacket look on the last Tony Awards, a true act of sartorial courage.

"I don't know if I'd have the balls," she admitted. "I don't go anywhere without my girdle!"

Especially after recently going to an amazing meal at Le Bernardin, I guess.

Charlize started describing the meal in enticing detail, saying she and her associate (who happened to be seated across from me) took pictures of the food.

"It's like porno!" I squealed and Charlize grinningly agreed.

"Don't let that tape get out," I smirkingly added. "It could be a career killer."

Was there a different wine with every course?

"She doesn't drink," said Charlize, meaning the associate.

"She's the one who had to be walked out the door," said the gal, laughing.

"Rolled out!" I exclaimed, and we all giggled even louder.

An Oscar winner who's personable and self-deprecating?

I could get used to someone like this.



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Sakara
Sakara

important to note that charlize was not only born in south africa, but her first language is...AFRICANER!

everybody always leaves out that stuff.

OhioOrrin
OhioOrrin

"Especially after recently going to an amazing meal at Le Bernardin, I guess."_

This is a sentence fragment Michael. You write better than that.

Parker
Parker

You left out the comma in "This is a sentence fragment, Michael."

Troofire
Troofire

No, Libi, Jennifer Aniston is, haven't you heard?

Petra
Petra

Troofire, you need to put your glasses on....

Libi
Libi

I think they're both down to earth and speak their mind in a charming way. I find Charlize the most beautiful woman on earth.

RC61Austin
RC61Austin

Is it just me or does Charlize look eerily similar to Katherine Heigl?  I get the sense that Charlize is the most down-to-earth of the two.  Is that a fair assessment?

Monsieurpatric
Monsieurpatric

Over our cups of Peet's holiday blend, we came to wonder the relative merits of Scientology over the Actors Studio relative to acting.  Just a-wonderin', Ms. Theron.

Melinda9
Melinda9

"but you didn't hate her. You understood that she was just going through stuff." No, I thought she was a jerk, but it was fiction, not real, so who cares.

"Charlize told me that when they did red carpet events together, Frances would turn up in a sensible skirt, "and I'm wearing a seven-pound Dior dress. I'd say, 'You're the smart one!' "

Read for 'smart one': character actor who can do what they want because it's not like anyone's looking at them.

Windows
Windows

But Frances is potentially very sexy.

Sanchez
Sanchez

OK I had no feeling about CT until this, but now I absolutely adore her and hopes she wins another Oscar.

Sakara
Sakara

you adore white  south africaners, huh?

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