Charlize Theron is Variety magazine’s August 2017 cover girl!
In the new issue, the 41-year-old actress opens up about her new movie Atomic Blonde which hits theaters on July 28th. For the movie, Charlize got all ripped up and plenty of bruises while playing a spy. With Atomic Blonde being a female-led action movie, Charlize talks about the success of Wonder Woman which did so well at the Box office.
She also opens up about the challenges she faced after winning her first Oscar and her first movie Flop, Aeon Flux!
On the success of Wonder Woman: “We’ve had moments like this, where women really showcase themselves and kind of break glass ceilings. And then we don’t sustain it. Or there’s one movie that doesn’t do well, and all of a sudden, no one wants to make a female-driven film….And look, I am ashamed that I’m part of an industry that has never allowed a woman to work with a budget higher than what the budget has been on ‘Wonder Woman.’ That’s so f—ing caveman-like. I am always hoping that this is the movie that’s going to change it and keep it for us.”
On how winning the Oscar for Monster was challenging: “As far as work goes, it opens up a lot of doors. But also, it’s so overwhelming to have everybody clamoring and saying, ‘This is what you should do.’ There’s so much noise. I felt a little unstable afterwards.”
On following up her Oscar win with Aeon Flux, which flopped: “When ‘Aeon Flux’ came to me, I thought that could be something. I was never completely sold on the entire concept, but I really loved [director] Karyn Kusama’s movie [‘Girlfight’]. So I threw myself into that with the belief that she’s a great filmmaker. And then we f—ed it all up…I just don’t think we really knew how to execute it. And it’s disappointing, but it happens. I’ve been in this business long enough to know that you cannot get it right every time. I might have gotten this right because of that.”