Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road” looked badass in character. Her appearance was very different to her typical, real life image. More often than not, she’s listed as one of the most beautiful and sophisticated women in the world.
However, the Oscar winner considers it a struggle to get meaty roles because of her looks. Theron spoke out against gender bias in an interview with GQ magazine recently.
Variety cited excerpts from her interview with the magazine.
“Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them, and that’s the end of the story. How many roles are out there for the gorgeous f—ing gown-wearing, 8-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room, and pretty people get turned away first,” Theron said.
The South African-born actress expressed her opinion about breaking out of being typecast early on. “Pretty people don’t always get the best movie roles”, she revealed to GQ.
The stunning beauty deglamorized herself for her Oscar-winning role in “Monster”. She portrayed real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos. She shaved her eyebrows, wore prosthetic teeth, and put on 30 pounds, xfinity noted.
In her interview with WSJ magazine, the actress revealed how she chased after the role of Imperator Furiosa.
“[I] did whatever I could,” Theron said as she recalled her determination to meet with director George Miller and land the role.
However, she likely didn’t expect to clash with her co-star Tom Hardy. In retrospect, Theron considered it a good thing.
“Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other. If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse,” she said.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” went on to win six Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards.
Currently, Charlize Theron is busy promoting her upcoming film “The Huntsman: Winters War”. She reprises her role as the Evil Queen Ravenna.
She demanded the same paycheck as co-star Chris Hemsworth would receive, HollywoodLife reported. This is not the first time that Theron fought for equal pay, the website noted.