When actresses land in hot water for ill-received interviews, they often scream “misquote” or insist they were “taken out of context.” So when the public predictably pounced on Charlize Theron for claiming she’s simply too pretty to land Tinseltown’s top roles, she immediately backtracked, and her subsequent statement somewhat infringed on British GQ’s integrity. Theron is quoted as saying “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**king, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.” Since there’s no evidence that her words were fabricated or in fact part of a larger paragraph that would make it more pleasing, it’s probably more proper to say, “Hey, I sounded like a jerk. I read it back and I’m not sure what I was thinking.” Don’t feel too bad for GQ though, because they knew exactly what would gain traction, and they strategically placed that quote at the top of their article. And as far as her actual point goes, just about every major role in Hollywood is granted to a glamorous, beautiful leading lady. So no — she doesn’t make sense.
The kiss of death for most public relationships usually involves large declarations of love, followed by words like “soul mate,” “love of my life,” and “I’ve never felt this way before.” Such was the case with Charlize Theron and Sean Penn, the latter of which even went so far as to suggest that despite his decades-long marriage to Robin Wright Penn and their two children, his marriage to Charlize Theron would actually be his first. Their romance ended shortly after it began, and rumor has it their personal relationship went south while shooting ‘The Last Face,’ together in South Africa.
So what went wrong besides Penn’s prickly on-set demeanor as a Director, and is it true that Theron “ghosted” her then fiance instead of ending the relationship amicably? Theron is now speaking out, and her potty-mouth is in full form. During her interview with WSJ Magazine, she said, “We were in a relationship and then it didn’t work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That’s it.” She added, “When you leave a relationship there has to be some f–king crazy story or some crazy drama. And the f–king ghosting thing, like literally, I still don’t even know what it is. It’s just its own beast.” There you have it.
For more details on whether it’s true that Penn was set to adopt her young son, visit WSJ Magazine.