Growing up in Benoni, often in traumatic circumstances, South African actress, Charlize Theron has come an incredibly long way. Charlize has gone from strength to strength, and in 2018, is still landing big roles in Hollywood.
Now is good time for us to look back at this this actress staring in the “A League” movies with a career which spans well over 10 years. We will share some of the finest Ms Theron quotes over the years. There is humour, seriousness and intelligence in these quotes – Charlize in a nutshell.
Charlize loves been invited to all the glamorous events across the globe. She enjoys being able to mix the glitz with the things that remind her of home. Living in Benoni, that was cars.
1. My dad the mechanic
“My dad was a mechanic and built cars in the backyard so that whole kind of car culture is something that I’m very familiar with.”
“You realize that you come from that family when at eight, you know what a spark plug does and your friends don’t. I loved it. My dad used to build these little go-karts when I was really young and I loved racing them. And I would beat the boys all the time, she told
2. Love yourself
A daily struggle for millions of people, is accepting themselves for who they are. We are always wanting to change our appearance or doubting our own abilities. This powerful take on things was offered by Charlize.
“What most people don’t realize is that no matter how others see you, you have to wake up to yourself every morning. And I really love myself. I’m comfortable in my skin. But there are some mornings when I look in the mirror and go, ‘Not so good.’ Then other times when I get my hair and makeup done, I stand at the mirror and go, ‘I like it. It’s hot.’ And I think all women do that.”
3. I’m a woman and I fight like a woman
The only way for woman to do things, is to do it “like a girl”.
This one says it all really. With rampant misogyny and sexism still all too prevalent. Charlize reminds the world that doing things “like is a girl” is often the best way to do them.
“I don’t want to look like a guy and I don’t want to fight like a guy. I want to fight like a woman. And I think a lot of times women get a lot of crap for dressing sexy. Like, ‘If you want to be taken seriously, don’t dress like that.’ And it’s like, ‘No! You know what? I’m a woman, and I can wear this miniskirt and these six-inch heels.’”
4. Growing up in Apartheid
Charlize has recently been very open about what it means to her adopting two black children. The star voiced her concerns to CNN about growing up In Apartheid South Africa and now living in America where she feels the resurgence of racism is real.
“But racism is much more alive and well than people thought. We can’t deny it anymore. We have to be vocal. There are places in this country [America] where, if I got a job, I wouldn’t take it. I wouldn’t travel with my kids to some parts of America, and that’s really problematic.”
5. The question of Afrikaans and swearing
This quote is one of Charlize’s naughty ones and our favourite. Eating incredibly spicy chicken wings during a recent interview show, the US host was left confused when he asked Charlize some Afrikaans. The request was for some swearing, and Theron had South Africans in fits of laughter.
“How nasty do you want me to be?” Charlize asked. “Get nasty!” the host begged. We will have to leave you to watch it for yourself, instead of typing this one. See if your brain can process Charlize’s effortless switch to “jou ma se” Afrikaans.
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