Charlize Theron has a new interview with Metro, discussing her role in Snow White and the Huntsman, why people’s perception of her beauty may be incorrect, and what it was like working with Michael Fassbender.
When she talks about her role as the beautiful Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman, she talks about what was intriguing to her about the role, saying, “We live in a society where women are treated like cut flowers that wilt, whereas men are like fine wines – as they age, they get better. It has been instilled in my character at a very young age that if you do not have beauty, you will not be powerful. “
She then goes on to say that she’s not as beautiful as people assume either – “People buy magazines and believe that’s what people on the covers actually look like. And it’s not what people look like, it’s not what I look like. People who know me will tell you the same thing: I get fat, I need to work out, I have pimples and I’m getting older – everything is happening for me, exactly as it is for everybody else. When I go to an awards ceremony, I have a make-up artist, a hairdresser, a manicurist, a person who is designing a dress for me from Paris and a stylist who is getting me jewellery from Switzerland. It’s so other-worldly and I can’t take credit for any of that.”
She also talks about her role in this summer’s sci-fit hit Prometheus, from director Ridley Scott, where she acted opposite Michael Fassbender. Of working with him, she says, “He is one of the funniest guys I’ve ever been around. He’s so goddamn effortless that I want to punch him in the face. We instantly hit it off and in many ways he was my saving grace on the film because you have to sit around a lot. We had our dressing rooms next to each other. We’d pass each other’s rooms and be like kids in a dormitory saying: ‘What are you doing?’ We would just chat or listen to music.”