I’ve added screencaps of Charlize from yesterdays episode The Colbert Report. I’ve also added screencaps from her appearance on The Tonight Show from last week. I’ll be added videos of the interview soon. I’ll also be adding more screencaps of Charlize from the various tv shows that she appeared on from last week and this week. Stay tuned!!
She may play a wicked stepmother in her latest movie Snow White & The Huntsman, but off-camera Charlize Theron is loving motherhood.
The actress – pictured here tonight in New York tonight in a daring sheer top – earlier gushed about how well she is settling into the role during an interview with The Today Show.
And far from loathing the onslaught of dirty nappies that have come since she became a mother, Charlize ‘loves’ changing them.
She said: ‘I love it! I’ve got to tell you, I’m available for other babies’ diapers to be changed. I can do it in my sleep now. I am so good.’
The star, 36, says she certainly got in a lot of practice when her newly adopted son Jackson came on a worldwide press tour with her.
She said: ‘I now know how to change a Japanese diaper, a Spanish diaper, an English diaper, a German diaper. I’m like the diaper pro now.’
Charlize, who is very close to her mother Gerda, says she hopes to pass on some of the lessons learnt from her mother to her son.
She explained: ‘The one thing I’m grateful beyond anything else is that she raised me to always encourage me to be my own person… and that teaches great independence and confidence.’
She added: ‘And I would hope to have my son feel the same way about himself. And kind of go and discover the world in his own skin.’
Charlize looked stunning for her interview on the talk show today and sported a slinky little black dress along with sky high black caged shoe boots.
She later changed into her a see-through top, teamed with a tuxedo jacket, blue trousers and strappy heels for an appearance on The Colbert Report in the Big Apple.
The South African actress brought her African-American baby home two months ago at just nine days old, but the adoption process took her two entire years.
As well as starring in Snow White & The Huntsman opposite Kristen Stewart, Charlize appears in the highly anticipated Prometheus alongside Michael Fassbender, which hits cinemas next week.
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Charlize Theron has revealed that Mad Max 4: Fury Road will not be a prequel or sequel to the previous films.
The Oscar-winning South African actress is set to star alongside Tom Hardy as Mad Max in the fourth instalment, which comes 27 years since the last movie, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
“Like with Snow White And The Huntsman, there is so much potential to re-imagine that world. It’s such an interesting world and how much it still resonates today after 20 years or whatever it’s been. We’re going back to that world but this is not a prequel or sequel or anything like that,” she said.
Charlize – who stars as evil queen Ravenna in Snow White And The Huntsman – is excited to see what Tom has up his sleeve for his upcoming performance, which sees him stepping into Mel Gibson’s shoes.
“Tom Hardy will be playing Mad Max but this is not the Mad Max that we know from that [film]. Only Tom Hardy can do this Mad Max and my character is a brand new character as well,” she added.
The 36-year-old also revealed that being a mother to son Jackson, who she announced she adopted in March, is her number one priority from now on.
“I’m sure later on, when he has to go to school and so on, it will definitely [affect me],” she said.
“I’m in the wonderful stage right now where he can go with me anywhere and he loves it. I’ll just have to wait and see but there’s no doubt in my mind that he will always be my priority for sure,” she added.
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Charlize Theron “loves” changing diapers since becoming a mother to son Jackson.
The ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ actress became a mother to the baby two months ago when she adopted him at just nine days old.
She told ‘The Today Show’: “I love it! I’ve got to tell you, I’m available for other babies’ diapers to be changed. I can do it in my sleep now. I am so good.”
The 36-year-old star, admitted that she has even gotten practice in dressing her child in international styles of nappies after taking him on the press tour for her film.
She said: “I now know how to change a Japanese diaper, a Spanish diaper, an English diaper, a German diaper. I’m like the diaper pro now.”
Charlize puts her parenting skills down to her mother Gerda’s teachings.
She explained: “The one thing I’m grateful beyond anything else is that she raised me to always encourage me to be my own person… and that teaches great independence and confidence.
“And I would hope to have my son feel the same way about himself. And kind of go and discover the world in his own skin.”
Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Charlize Theron began applying for a passport for her adopted son as soonas he was born because the tot was due to arrive right before the start of her promotional tour for Snow White And The Huntsman.
The Monster star became a first-time mum in March (12) when she welcomed four-month-old boy Jackson.
But instead of readying her baby’s nursery like most mothers, Theron was busy completing his U.S. passport application forms, which take several weeks to process, so the child could travel with her around the globe.
During an appearance on U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (24May12), she said, “Going through the adoption process, I knew when I was gonna have him come into my life so before I even had him, I had to start figuring out how to get a passport for him because I knew this tour was going to happen for the film”.
The blonde beauty kicked off her promotional duties at the film’s worldpremiere in London on 14 May (12) and since then she’s been to Spain, France, Germany, and Japan – all with her new baby by her side.
However, Jackson has already doubled in size since his arrival and Theron fears she may face tough questioning from Customs and Border Protection officials as his features begin to change from those shown in his passport photo.
She adds, “We came through customs in L.A. and the agent held his passport next to his face and looked at me like I was smuggling another child in. This passport is valid for five years so I can’t imagine (what it’s going to be like in a few years)… I mean, babies change every day”.
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Given Charlize Theron’s colorful, always-entertaining personality, we never know quite what to expect from the actress (other than being consistently entertained by whatever she does in her films, interviews, etc.). We expect the unexpected from Theron. Nevertheless, when news broke that she had adopted a baby boy named Jackson in March, we were pleasantly surprised.
Theron has kept the details of the adoption private, but when MTV News caught up with her recently during the press day for “Snow White and the Huntsman,” we asked her about the adjustment associated with first-time parenting and how she plans to keep her potty mouth under control in front of her son.
“A lot of people have sent me these children’s books, and there’s this amazing book, a best-seller [called] ‘Go the F— to Sleep.’ This book was fantastic for me because it made me realize that I don’t need to judge myself right now,” Theron said of getting used to parenting.
“The whole book is just basically, ‘Please, go the f— to sleep.’ [Jackson] doesn’t understand anything right now, and so he just wants my face to look a certain way.”
Although parenting is a full-time job, we’re confident that Theron will figure out a way to be a terrific mother and continue to be a terrific actress. You can catch the Oscar-winner playing Evil Queen Ravenna in “Huntsman,” which opens June 1.
Speaking of “Huntsman,” don’t forget to tune in to MTV and MTV.com for our extra-special Sneak Peek Week, which kicks off Tuesday (May 29) with a screening of “Huntsman” and a very special Q&A with stars Kristen Stewart and Sam Claflin.
Charlize Theron is astounded Michael Fassbender missed out on an Oscar nomination for his racy turn in Shame, insisting he’s so talented she wants to “punch him”.
The actress was already a huge fan of the Irish star before they met on the set of new sci-fi epic Prometheus, thanks to his acclaimed turn as a sex addict in the hard-hitting movie last year (11).
Fassbender was hotly-tipped to be one of the five men up for Best Actor at the Academy Awards in February (12), but failed to get enough votes to land the nod.
He has admitted he was shocked by the snub, because he was geared up to be nominated by Hollywood insiders, and now Theron has slammed the Academy for failing to recognise Fassbender at the industry’s biggest prizegiving.
She tells Britain’s You magazine, “My co-star Michael Fassbender is one of the funniest guys I’ve ever been around. I saw him in Shame, in which he plays a sex addict, and I didn’t stop thinking about that film for weeks.
“No disrespect to the people who were nominated for Oscars, but the fact he wasn’t to me was utter bulls**t. I think he’s incredible. He’s so effortless that I want to punch him! It just seeps out of him.”
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“When I heard that my son was coming into my life I thought, ‘All I want to do is mope around in my pyjamas and roll with him on the carpet’,” says the actress, who recently adopted a baby boy called Jackson.
“We did that for a couple of months and it was great, but the crazy thing that happened – and which I wasn’t expecting – was that it made me feel really creative. I started picking up projects like crazy.”
The South African beauty, who now lives in the US, will soon be jetting off to Australia for Mad Max: Fury Road, in which she’ll star opposite Brit actor Tom Hardy. Naturally, she’ll be taking six-month-old Jackson with her.
“At first I wondered if I wanted to do the film, but now I’m really excited,” she smiles. “This little, innocent baby is making me more curious about the human condition.”
The 36-year-old Oscar winner, who has already proved that she can play anything from lesbian serial killers (Monster) and tough mine workers (North Country) to legendary screen sirens (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) shows her versatility once again as a fairytale villainess in Snow White & The Huntsman.
Following Mirror Mirror into cinemas, it’s a grittier take on the oft-told fable, with Charlize brilliant as evil Queen Ravenna, who is determined to track down Snow White (Kristen Stewart) and eat her heart.
But the actress admits it was a struggle to strike the right note between panto and realism.
“That is a tricky one in a movie like this,” she says, “but I don’t know how to work without the foundation of reality. So long as you have that as an actor, you can go big and loud.”
Her director, Rupert Sanders, says Charlize is a beguiling mix of power and beauty. He calls her “Margaret Thatcher meets Kate Moss”, a tribute that has the actress in stitches.
“I love that,” says 5ft 10in Charlize, with a huge, shoulder-shaking laugh that she lets loose again when joking that she’s “like a man in heels”.
Hardly. But although she’s of the most beautiful women working in Hollywood today, Charlize doesn’t see ditching the make-up as any big deal, and has never balked at playing against her breathtaking good looks.
“There’s not enough time in the day to talk about this subject because I have so much to say on it,” she begins, rolling those blue eyes. “I’d much rather sit here and talk about my work than my appearance, but I understand the interest. I understood it when I did Monster – of course people wanted to talk about the way I looked in the movie because it really was a transformation. But then it gets a little hard when it’s like, ‘Yet another transformation in North Country,’ and I was like, ‘Really? That’s dirt on my face, that’s not a transformation.’”
“A lot has been written about those characters,” she adds. “But it was about serving the script rather than trying to play down the glamour.
The characters came from different economic backgrounds and more harsh landscapes so that meant physically they looked a certain way. And that was great for me because as an actor I don’t want to be Charlize Theron on screen.”
Nor does she relish being under the microscope when the camera stops rolling.
“I think it’s getting harder in our celebrity culture,” she says. “I grew up on 70s cinema and you didn’t know anything about, say, Meryl Streep back then. There’s a part of me that tries to hang on to that because that’s how I was inspired and those are the films that I love.”
Charlize certainly has a comparatively low-key lifestyle.
“I don’t have a yacht or a private plane,”
She smiles. “As long as I can maintain this life, which is pretty low-maintenance and simple, then you don’t have to worry about all that stuff.
I don’t have to take a job to pay a mortgage on a house I can’t afford.”
The actress’s earnings from this year alone should see her solvent for some time to come. She has two movies to promote (the Ridley Scott-directed Alien prequel Prometheus is also out this week), while summer will be taken up by the Mad Max reboot. And then there’s Jackson, whom she adopted earlier this year, demanding her attention. Charlize describes him as “incredible” and “the coolest kid ever” whilst hinting her relationship with Irish actor Stuart Townsend may have come to an end because he wasn’t ready to be a dad.
“I’ve always been honest in saying I wanted a family,” she said recently, “and I don’t think my mum could wait any more.”
Charlize’s mother is her constant companion.
“I can’t imagine going through life without her,” she says. “I see her every day. We go on the same hike three or four times a week with our dogs, we work out in the same gym. She just lives up the road so I’ll go and have a beer at her house at 5pm and hang out with her. She’s my best friend. We don’t have a choice in who we get for relatives and I got lucky.”
One thing’s for sure: Charlize – who split from Stuart in 2010 after a nine-year relationship – will be careful about picking her next partner.
“From the time I was 19 I’ve been in relationships – literally going from one to the other within a month – so it’s been good for me,” she has said. “It’s been nice to rediscover myself but I had to make a real conscious effort to do it. It’s much easier to lose yourself in flowers and cigarettes and coffee with somebody else.”
Now established as one of Hollywood’s biggest names, Charlize was actually born in the small South African town of Benoni, near Johannesburg. When she was 15 years old her alcoholic father attacked her mother, who shot him dead (the shooting was deemed self-defence and her mother was never tried). The following year, Charlize won a modelling contract, moved with her mother to Italy and became successful in Europe. But her dream was to be
a dancer and she eventually relocated to New York.
“I spent a winter in a friend’s windowless basement apartment,” she recalls.
“I was broke, I was taking classes, and then my knees gave out. I realised
I couldn’t dance any more, and I went into a major depression. My mom came over and said, ‘Either you figure out what to do next or you come home, because you can sulk in South Africa.’”
The regret and self-doubt didn’t last long. Charlize soon jetted off to Los Angeles to carve out a career in acting. One fateful day she had a row with a bank teller who wouldn’t cash one of the cheques her mum had sent to help cover the rent. The cashier was riled but a casting agent, standing in line behind
the irate Charlize, was impressed by her passion and got her into acting school. Her debut was an inauspicious one: a non-speaking part in the 1995 clunker Children of the Corn III. But hey, a girl has to start somewhere, and before the 90s were out she’d starred opposite Keanu Reeves in The Devil’s Advocate and Sir Michael Caine in The Cider House Rules. But it was Monster, released in 2003, that really put her on the map, and made her the first South African to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.
“The Oscar was life-changing and it opened a lot of doors,” says Charlize with a smile. “It was an incredible honour but it doesn’t vacuum and it doesn’t wash the dishes.”
These days, the former model has a nice sideline in endorsements, her coffers swelled by campaigns for Dior’s J’Adore fragrance and Raymond Weil watches.
But it’s not all glitz and glamour – she’s also actively involved with PETA, has marched for equal marriage rights and has her own project that funds football fields in her homeland.
Whatever project she’s pursuing, Charlize has a passion that spills over into everything she does – and nowhere is that more evident than in her acting.
“Once I say yes to something I become super-obsessed about it,” she says. “I think about the character all the time – I observe things, I see things and file things in my head. When the camera rolls, it’s time to do my job, to capture
the honest truth.”
On paper, it seems she’s drawn to playing feisty ladies but Charlize doesn’t see it that way.
“I don’t think I play strong women, but I do play multi-layered women,” she muses. “I think I play very flawed women and women who make a lot of mistakes. Some of them are strong, yes, because of the circumstances they’re in.
But we all have struggles, don’t we? We can all look back on our lives and see the pain and struggle and not necessarily regret going through all that. Those are the things that make us who we are.”
Charlize Theron wants to go into space.
The ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ actress – who adopted a baby boy named Jackson in March – thinks it would be a “scary” experience, but would love to be onboard Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial space flights.
She said: “I’m totally open to going up in space. Isn’t Richard Branson doing it? But I hear it’s expensive! You can go up for $200,000. I’m open to all of that stuff. I’m sure it would be scary, but hopefully I’d just be going to see what it looks like, so I’d be coming back. I wouldn’t miss anything here because I try to live in the present.”
Charlize, 36, has been single since splitting with Stuart Townsend after nine years in 2010 but even when she meets someone new, she has no plans to marry them because she finds the institution unequal.
The South African beauty told You magazine: “Marriage is not for me. Until it’s equal for everybody, I don’t want to be a part of it. I grew up during apartheid and this feels similar. Why can heterosexual couples have the legal status of marriage and same-sex couples cannot? That is like having a white water fountain and a black water fountain.”
Source: Winnipeg Free Press