Charlize Theron says she never saw herself as Julia Roberts, the rom-com person: 'All the characters I've played are incredibly flawed'
Charlize Theron's acting repertoire is full of characters that have redefined the role a leading lady can play in Hollywood. From her Oscar-winning act in 'Monster' to her badass turn as Imperator Furiosa in 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' the actress has aced one challenging part after another.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Theron revealed why she often chooses to portray flawed characters. The 43-year old felt that her personality as an 'incredibly flawed' person has led her to pick such roles.
The actress also detailed out the difference between her and veteran actress Julia Roberts. "I just never saw myself as Julia Roberts, the rom-com person, and I didn't see what I could bring to those roles anyway," she told the publication.
"That's always driven me, in a weird way, to find the empathy within those not-so-pretty things about people."
Best known for her roles in 'Monster', 'Atomic Blonde', and 'The Fate of the Furious,' she admitted that doing a romantic-comedy movie like 'Long Shot' alongside Seth Rogen was not on the cards. "To be blunt, I never thought I'd be in a romantic comedy; it's 100 per cent not my jam. So instead of being sad about not getting those opportunities in my career, I just went about doing weird, darker comedies where I felt like I wasn't doing comedy at all."
Roberts on the other hand, made her name in a clutch of high grossing rom-coms, prominent among them are 'Pretty Woman,' and 'My Best Friend's Wedding.'
While talking about her movies, Theron also spoke of her insecurities as a child. "I had no teeth," she said. "I had jaundice as a baby and the antibiotics really rotted my teeth so they were pulled out and until I was 10 or 11, I didn't have any teeth!" she revealed.
In addition, Theron also shed light on her family, divulging that her child Jackson is, in fact, a girl. According to Daily Mail, the star thought that she was a boy until she was three. There have been rumors for years now that Theron was raising Jackson as a girl, who was introduced to the world as a boy when she was adopted.
"So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive," she said.
"My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be, and I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that," Theron added.