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”My mother taught me to be self-confident and unafraid “

Oscar-winner Charlize Theron is unapologetically ambitious; a fearless risk-taker on screen and in life. She talks about courage, her upcoming roles in Gringo and Tully, and being a single parent

Charlize Theron

When it comes to inherent strength, Charlize Theron packs a whacking punch. She goes about her life and work with a swagger of assurance, a nature that seeks out the challenge – be it pushing herself physically; honing her artistic, and increasingly varied, performances; or raising two children as a single mother. And then there’s her unshakeable belief that anything is possible.

Commitment, determination and stubbornness are her intrinsic characteristics, however far away she finds herself from her ‘sexy badass’ comfort zone. In her latest film, Gringo, she is at her most seductive, putting in another flawless, gritty display, but playing the comedy card, too. And in her forthcoming turn in comedy Tully, as an overweight and overwhelmed bisexual mother, ‘rescued’ by a millennial Mary Poppins, she again demonstrates that adaptability. The film’s surprise premiere screening at Sundance was nothing short of a triumph, with critics praising her ‘heroically unglamorous and knife-edged’ performance.*

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