Char­l­ize Theron has no age con­cern

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Char­l­ize Theron doesn’t agree that Hol­ly­wood is ageist to­wards women as she works more now she’s 41 than she ever did when she was in her 20s. The ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ star ac­cepts there are prob­lems within the movie busi­ness but she thinks the days of ac­tresses be­ing side­lined and hav­ing less roles avail­able once they hit their 40s are over. In an in­ter­view with Van­ity Fair Italy, she said: “The time has come for women to re­alise that the way we look out­side is not the most important thing and it’s not true we are worth less when we age. “Now that I’m 41 I work much more than 20 years ago, and I en­joy it even more. And all the women I know say the same thing, so it’s time to stop this When told it was un­usual to hear that opin­ion from an ac­tress who makes her liv­ing in Hol­ly­wood, Char­l­ize added: “I don’t agree with that, and I’m not happy to hear peo­ple talk­ing like that about Hol­ly­wood ... Movies are just the mir­ror of so­ci­ety; the real prob­lem is there. Hol­ly­wood’s gen­der prob­lem is noth­ing com­pared to the so­ci­ety’s prob­lem.” Char­l­ize - who has two adopted chil­dren, four-year-old son Jackson and daugh­ter Au­gust - has never been afraid of age­ing as she ac­cepts it is an un­avoid­able as­pect of life. The Best Ac­tress Os­car win­ner says the best thing that has come with the pass­ing years is the worldly wis­dom she has ac­quired. She said: “How could I be afraid of some­thing so nat­u­ral? Age­ing is part of our life, we can’t avoid that. And a part of me is re­ally grate­ful for all the things that have hap­pened since I started age­ing, now I’m much wiser than 20 years ago. A wrin­kle is noth­ing com­pared to that.”

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