ELLE enters the very private world of Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is in the mood to talk. This month the notoriously private star talks to ELLE about marriage, babies, her body and why she won’t become another Hollywood party girl.
In the new issue of ELLE, on sale tomorrow, Charlize reveals how it’s her long-term partner, Irish actor Stuart Townsend who has been pushing her to open up about their idyllic, 7-year relationship, and the reasons why she’ll never marry him. ‘ I want to know that I wake up every morning because I want to, not because a pieces of paper says so’ she reveals. However he does call her his wife and she does wear a gold band of forget-me knots on her wedding finger that Townsend gave her ‘ I wear it all the time…it signifies my commitment to him.’ She will be having babies with him though, ‘ I be delighted if I found out I was pregnant tomorrow. I know I’m going to be a mother.. and Stuart will be our baby’s father.’
And putting on baby weight won’t phase her. Charlize, actually hates being too thin, and despite working hard to lose the two stone she gained for Monster she doesn’t ever want to lose her curves either. ‘ I played a woman with cancer in Sweet November. I went down to a size 6 and I felt completely uncomfortable. I remember being cold and wrapping my arms around my body and feeling ribs and bone. I felt totally unsexy.’
Another Hollywood myth she doesn’t buy in to is the party girl lifestyle. This girl’s a hard – worker, focused on her career but not one to party hard after a long day filming. ‘ I don’t buy in to al that. Actually, it upsets me the way a lot of so-called celebrities just completely exploit themselves. i don’t get it.’
So we won’t be seeing Charlize falling out of club drunk anytime soon, or checking in to rehab. ‘there’s a decorum that I believe just doesn’t exist in Hollywood any more.’ she says. ‘My whole life is about trying to move away from bad things and be happy.’ And it certainly looks like she’s finally achieved that.
Read the rest of this interview in the August issue of ELLE on sale tomorrow.