Charlize Theron backtracks on pretty people comments
Turns out Charlize Theron doesn’t think she’s too pretty for Hollywood after all.
The Oscar-winning actress took back her statement suggesting good-looking actors often struggle to find work in the film industry, instead insisting her words were misconstrued.
“There was maybe just a huge misunderstanding and I’ve never really spoken in that way,” she told Extra in a recent interview. “The idea that I would ever say anything that made it sound like I was ungrateful for the career that I have today.”
The 5-foot-10 stunner implied she meant to say it was tough for her to break into the movie circuit two decades ago because she had to show filmmakers she was more than just a model.
Charlize Theron clarified her recent eyebrow-raising remarks about being pretty in Hollywood.
“When I was a model 20 years ago it was hard to walk in a room,” she said. “I had to prove myself.”
“In a way that today I’m so lucky that I’m in place now where I don’t have to, and I’m grateful for that, too, because it gives you character and makes you who you are and you don’t want everything to come easy.”
The 40-year-old Theron’s new comments are in stark contrast to the ones she made to British GQ at the beginning of the month.
“How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f—ing, gown-wearing eight-foot model?” she said to the magazine. “When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”
Theron, whose latest blockbuster “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” hits theaters on April 22, made headlines for a different reason last week when she joined the cast of the next “Fast & Furious” movie, “Fast 8.”
She’ll portray one of the leading villains in the upcoming film, which also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez.