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Charlize Theron is an undeniably beautiful woman, but if you ask her, that’s not always a great thing when it comes to her acting career. Charlize notoriously went through great lengths to change her appearance for her role in Monster’s Ball, and she was ultimately rewarded for her effort and performance with an Oscar.
Charlize spoke out about being typecasted in the May issue of GQ, of which she graces the cover.
“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—ing, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”
Clearly she does what she can to get around it, but she is well aware that the standards exist in the entertainment industry. She also went on to discuss the classic women and age in Hollywood dilema, but spinning a positive tilt on it for once. She basically expressed that women are now getting on the right track by standing up against the status quo and redefining their places in the world, instead of just waiting for it to happen around them.
“We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine. And, for a long time, women accepted it. We were waiting for society to change, but now we’re taking leadership. It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men. It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.”
The May issue of GQ hits the stands on Thursday.