Thursday, April 12, 2018

Charlize Theron on the May 2018 Cover of ELLE Magazine

Charlize Theron is on the promo trail for her new film 'Tully' and she is the May 2018 cover star of ELLE magazine. On the cover which was shot by Mario Sorrenti, Charlize is posing on the beach wearing a black cut-out swimsuit and a black fringe robe. In the issue which she is interview by Chelsea Handler, she talks being a parent, her career, her new film 'Tully' and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see images from her fashion spread. For more on Charlize feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand.

On her weight gain for 'Tully':
Yeah. I filmed Monster when I was 27, and I just stopped snacking for three weeks and was back to my normal weight. This time it really hit me hard. I was constantly fucking eating. And I love carbs. But I sort of plateaued on carbs. So I started eating and drinking a lot of sugar. It really messed with my head. I had depression for the first time in my life shooting this film. I felt like I was in a dark cloud. Getting back to normal took a long time

On what she has learned about herself as a parent:
Perspective. I just see things clearer. A child in my twenties was the scariest idea I could think of. When I got to my thirties, I was so ready. But there’s a moment where you’re like, Oh God, I hope once I have my kids, I’m still going to want to be a parent this much. I have bad days. I make mistakes. Going through the tantrum stages when they’re such little assholes. And they choose the worst moments. It’s a lot for one person. But after six years of having my two nuggets, there’s not a day when I wish I hadn’t done this.

On 'Black Lives Matters' and the current climate:
Being raised during the apartheid era in South Africa made me so hyperaware of equality and human rights. Of course, I have two black kids, but that was always something I was passionate about. I don’t even know how to talk about the last year under our new administration. But racism is much more alive and well than people thought. We can’t deny it anymore. We have to be vocal. There are places in this country where, if I got a job, I wouldn’t take it. I wouldn’t travel with my kids to some parts of America, and that’s really problematic. There are a lot of times when I look at my kids and I’m like, If this continues, I might have to [leave America]. Because the last thing I want is for my children to feel unsafe.

On coparenting with her mom:
I knew that I would have to have my mom help me if I was going to do this as a single parent. To not acknowledge her coparenting my children would be a lie.

On her career:
If you look at my career, I have done more work in realism than the glamour stuff. It’s what I wanted to build my career on and why I fought so hard to not just play the ingĂ©nue or the girlfriend.

Marc Jacobs

Credit: Elle magazine

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