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Charlize Theron Recalls When Filmmaker Wanted To Make Her Look ‘F*ckable’

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By Favour Adegoke on September 26, 2022 at 9:00 PM EDT

Hollywood star Charlize Theron recently opened up about a disturbing ordeal she experienced when she was up and coming in the film industry.

The actress, who is a mother of two adopted daughters, shared that she was not allowed to make any choices about her on-set clothing. She also recounted that several film directors brought her fittings that would only make her look “f--kable.”

Theron has since opened up her own production company to help create a comfortable environment for her fellow actresses. She is slated to star in several new films, including “Old Guard 2” and “The School for Good and Evil.”

Read below for more details.

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A Filmmaker Wanted Charlize Theron To Look ‘F--kable’

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In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Theron recounted a horrid on-set moment from one of her many film features. The actress shared that a filmmaker, whom she left out his name, made her try on multiple wardrobe fittings just to make sure she had a “f--kable” look for the film’s production.

“I remember one movie in particular, this male director who just kept bringing me in, fitting after fitting after fitting,” she recalled in the interview published on Thursday. “It was just so obvious that it was to do with my sexuality and how f--kable they could make me in the movie.

Wilde disclosed the incident was not limited to just that film set alone or just that director, adding that the ordeal re-occurred during her early days in the film industry.

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“And when I started out, that was just kind of the norm,” the Academy Award winner added gloomily.

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‘It’s Really Belittling’

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The “Mad Max: Fury Road” actress further complained that those showrunners at the time did not allow her to have any input in picking her wears for the production. Once they had their mind set on a particular type of clothing, it was compulsory for the actress to wear it regardless of whether she liked it.

“There was no conversation around it. It was like, ‘This is what you’re wearing,’” Theron told the publication.

She added that being left out of the decision-making took a huge toll on her for a long time and further described the multiple ordeals as “belittling.”

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“Having absolutely no control over what you’re wearing is a big one that really f--king annoyed me for years,” said Theron, 47. “Having some guy make you have a fitting almost in front of them—stuff like that, it’s really belittling.”

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Charlize Theron’s Production Company

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Ultimately, the actress decided not to continue to bear the acts of such lewd filmmakers, going off to launch her own production company, Denver & Delilah, which she shared has helped to make things easier for female actors.

“There’s a natural fight in me to want to create environments [on set] that feel like the things that I wish I had 30 years ago,” she opined. “I am very aware of looking at the big picture and saying, ‘Is this really the best we can do?’”

Theron’s eagerness to fashion out a better environment for actors was echoed in a statement from actress Uma Thurman. “[Theron is] not just a great actress but a great leader,” the “Kill Bill” star said, per Harper's Bazaar.

The pair are set to co-star in the sequel to Theron’s 2020 film the “Old Guard.”  The “Longshot” star, Theron, will also appear in the upcoming movie, “The School for Good and Evil.”

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Charlize Theron Says She Feels Out Of Practice For A Relationship

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Theron is currently single after a couple of relationships with big names like Sean Penn, Stuart Townsend, and Stephan Jenkins. In the interview, she shared that since her last relationship, she was not eager to get involved with someone.

She told the publication, “During Covid, somebody was interested in doing this thing with me,” she offers. “It was just a deep dive into a relationship. And I was just like, I don’t know if I wanna. … I just feel so out of practice.”

The actress, who is a mother to two adopted children, stated that the most important thing she wants her children to take away from her is the value of hard work.

Theron added: “I think that’s more important than fame or anything like that,” she says. “I saw my mom work hard, and I remember just my whole life thinking, nothing is going to get handed. You have to work harder than anybody else in the room.”

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