- South African Academy Award Winning start, Charlize Theron had the honor of starting the Daytona 500 last Sunday
- The home grown honey told stories of her South African roots in her interview with NASCAR
- She referred to her father a “crazy scientist” when reminiscing about her family life on the farm
South Africa’s home grown Academy Award winning start, Charlize Theron took the honor in starting the famous Daytona 500 on Sunday. The star showed of her moves and it became clear that racing is not an unfamiliar territory for her.
Showing some support to her roots, Charlize spoke about her South African roots and how she grew up watching car races, in her interview with NASCAR.
This was not the first time she showed off her skills. We all know the movie The Italian Job starring Charlize herself and Mark Wahlberg.
“They threw us on this track for four weeks and it was just me and a bunch of boys,” Charlize explained. “I out-drove all of them. So, I’m kind of glad I was raised that way because it gave me an advantage that I think a lot of people don’t think that I have because the director was like, maybe you should do two weeks extra. I was like, than the boys? That’s a little sexist.”
Charleze shared some of her childhood days in South Africa and compared her father to a “crazy scientist in the backyard making things” with engines lying around her family farm, later that day.
“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.”
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