Charlize Theron is gearing up for the release of 'Mad Max' and she is also the May 2015 cover star of W magazine. On the cover shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Charlize is wearing a black latex CHRISTIAN DIOR PRE-FALL 2015 trench coat accessorized with CARITER jewelry.
In the issue she talks about shaving her head for 'Mad Max: Fury Road', on being to tall to be a dancer, what she would tell her 20yr. old self and more. Continue below to see more images from her feature and to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Charlize feature, visit Wmagazine.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.
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On watching the first 'Mad Max' movie:
"I saw Mad Max, and I remember certain images: the road, the cars going really fast. But I didn’t know who Mel Gibson was. I thought he was just some dude who had a really cool job. In South Africa, we didn’t have the whole celebrity thing—I had no idea that people knew actors’ names.
On shaving her head for her role in 'Mad Max':
"At first, my character was going to be ghostlike and albino. And then I thought it would be stronger to shave my head. I called George [Miller] and told him my plan. He went silent, which I thought was a good sign. So I borrowed some clippers and buzzed it all off."
On being to tall to be a dancer:
"Absolutely. But I was a hard worker. I wasn’t, technically, a great dancer. I was a good actor who could dance."
On being a mom & bringing her characters home:
"I’ve never been a fan of bringing my characters home. Even when I just had my dogs at home, I didn’t feel like it was fair to them: Cocker spaniels don’t deserve Aileen Wuornos [the serial killer Theron played in Monster, for which she won an Academy Award] walking in the door. If anything, I’m more attracted to dark material since becoming a mother. I look at Jackson and I want to fight harder to stop AIDS and tell stories that shed a light on injustice. I feel like he deserves a better world."
On the advice she would give to her 20 year old self:
"I would say, “Calm down.” I was always in a rush. I felt like time was going to run out. Now that I’m older, I know I’m not missing out on anything. Now, I go home, and that feels really good. When I hit 30, I realized I didn’t have to please everybody. I could actually enjoy life, which is not a bad thing at all."
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