Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron, 36, who stars in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus this summer, graces the cover of madison and opens up about adoption, being a single mom, and her biggest pet peeves in Hollywood.
On a letter she wrote at 8-years-old: “My mother found [it]. It said, ‘Would you please take me to orphanage, so that I can go and adopt a baby?’ I always knew I would adopt – always.”
On being a single mom: “I don’t think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn’t wish for that, but it happened.” So, does this mean she’s looking for a husband? “It’s never been a fantasy of mine…Marriage has never been that important to me. I don’t know why exactly. Some might say it’s because my parents didn’t have a good marriage, but I don’t think so. I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn’t that important to me.”
On her Hollywood pet peeves: “You know what I can’t stand?” she asks. “I hate actors who come and quote [19th century German philosopher Friedrich] Nietzsche. I don’t like pretentious shit. I like being around people who like to live life and understand the value of it. I need to be around people who understand we’re not curing cancer here. I like professional actors who show up, do the job and are not a pain in the ass to either myself or the crew…I don’t believe in this idea that if you’re f-cked up . . . that’s the only way to do good work. It’s bullsh-t. A professional actor does their homework beforehand and they do their job. Then when it’s all said and done, they have a beer with the crew. That’s what a professional actor does.”
For more of the interview with Charlize, pick up the June issue of madison, on sale May 16.