In an interview with Women's Wear Daily promoting Dior's J'adore perfume, Charlize Theron took a moment to discuss why it's so insane that youths in our society are considered so beautiful: they don't know anything!
When asked how she would describe "womanhood" [Insert an image of a container of cottage cheese, a pack of Virginia Slims and a red lipstick here], Theron said:
It's ironic that we've built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f—kin' concept about wisdom, what life is about, having a few relationships below [their] belt and feeling hardships, to grow into [their] skin and feel confident within [themselves] and to feel the value of who [they] are, not because of a man or because of something like that. And I think that's such a beautiful thing.
She feels so passionately about the topic that she then went on to almost kill a flower in order to explain herself properly:
And that's why I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to go…it's like a dead flower. [She pulls a flower from a vase.] It's like we wilt for some reason. And men are like fine wines — the older they get, the better they get. It's such a misconception, and it's such a lost opportunity because that's when I think women are really in the true moment of their sensuality. I can't believe I almost killed that flower to make a point.
She really was the perfect person to cast as the Evil Queen in Snow White.
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