Charlize Theron Realizes Being Hot in Hollywood Is Actually Pretty Okay

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Charlize Theron would like to clarify her recent comments to British GQ about how hard it is to be a smoking hot model in the film business.


Theron was originally quoted as saying:

“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, fucking, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”

At the MTV Movie Awards this weekend, Theron—perhaps realizing how stupid and unrelatable that sounds—revised her statement to Extra.

“You know, I don’t want to blame anybody, there is no blame, there was maybe just a huge misunderstanding and I’ve never really spoken in that way,” she said. “The idea that I would ever say anything that made it sound like I was ungrateful for the career that I have today.”

And that she has no idea what it’s like to not look like Charlize Theron.

She continued:

“People always ask me, ‘Why [do] you play such deconstructed characters?’ and I’ve always said, ‘Well, how many roles are there where you can wear a gown and look like an 8-foot model?’… I have always been honest that when I was a model 20 years ago, it was hard to walk in a room, I had to prove myself and in a way that today I’m so lucky that I’m in place now where I don’t have to, and I’m grateful for that, too, because it gives you character and makes you who you are and you don’t want everything to come easy. Yeah, so that was rough, that was rough reading that.”


As an asymmetrical plain face, I accept this revision.



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Kat Marlowe

“People always ask me, ‘Why [do] you play such deconstructed characters?’”

Do they really? I’m going to say no.