What Charlize looks forward to this Christmas
Golden Globe best actress nominee for Jason Reitman’s “Young Adult”
“I really wanted to be away for the holidays but I’m working in London. I don’t know when I’m going to wrap this film (‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ with Kristen Stewart) and how exhausted I’m going to be. I’m playing it by ear.
“Every year I spend my Christmas differently. Sometimes I like to travel, sometimes I like to stay home and cook dinner. I didn’t really grow up with Christmas being a specific thing because it’s summer holiday in South Africa (where I was born). We tend to load the car up and drive to the beach. Santa Claus puts on a Speedo and comes down the lagoon. That’s very South African. You have barbecue and watermelon. For me, that’s what Christmas always represents when I was a child growing up. Not the tree, snow and gifts. We didn’t do any of that stuff.”