Charlize Theron Quotes

Charlize Theron Quotes On Aids

I want to be part of the generation that stops AIDS.

Other than vaccines and finding a cure, most funding goes toward putting people on treatment. That’s completely valid and I understand that, but it’s never how we’re going to stop AIDS.

It’s pretty impossible to be a South African and not have been personally affected by HIV or AIDS.

Too many people have

Too many people have died so unnecessarily; AIDS is completely preventable, yet it’s killing more kids in South Africa then everything else, and that’s just not how it should be.

You have to discipline yourself and not carry the character with you. You need to switch it off and take time to re-energize.

You can live vicariously through the characters you play.

I’ve tried most of my career to transform myself towards characters.

I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.

My job is to be a blank canvas & embody the characters that I’m playing.

I’m very attracted to characters who don’t necessarily make it easy to be loved.

I guess because I pay so much attention to the physical part of the character, I don’t look upon it as like Charlize Theron up there. I don’t think of them as like Charlize Theron films.

And doing a film in that

And doing a film in that period, and having to really celebrate what they wore back then, how they sat and how they spoke. You know, what the etiquette was back then for a lady. All of those things are like putting on a wig and transforming yourself, which I love.

The tone is so important to a film, and that tone can really make something fall or succeed.

I think writing a book with film in mind is a way to write a really bad books. You can usually tell those books that are packaged to become films.

Well, life is dark. We live in a very dark world. When they call them “dark films” it annoys me, because they’re very real stories. They’re stories I have seen or experienced or witnessed, and coming from that place, that is the hope of humanity.

So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards – well, you have no control over that.

I guess because I pay so much attention to the physical part of the character, I don’t look upon it as like Charlize Theron up there. I don’t think of them as like Charlize Theron films.

It took a while for me to be able to sit in a room of studios and financiers and say, “I’m not some hoity-toity actress looking for a vanity deal – I really know how to make a film!” In order to do that, you’ve got to break your f-cking back.

There’s only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn’t give you a chance there is nothing you can do.

Fran McDormand was great because she said, ‘What I used to do when I worked with him was I would just walk on the set and I would give him a big hug. Somehow his guard would just drop.’ So I took that advice.

My whole concept in

My whole concept in life is if you’re not using it, you should give it to somebody else so they can use it.

From the moment this baby came into our home, those two dogs have never been more in love. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever witnessed. People keep saying, ‘Oh, you’re a single mom.’ I’m like, ‘Actually, I’m not. I’ve got two boys helping.’

I am going home and I think in a week or so, hopefully, I’ll be done with all the press stuff, and then I can kind of into my cave and start preparing for “Mad Max.”

I think acting is really fully adapting – to your surroundings, to your emotions, to the people that you’re working with, to being tired, to want to go home, to being lonely, to being happy. It’s adapting for me, and trusting. Adapting and trusting, that’s my format right there.

My interests still are my interests. That doesn’t make me a bad mother. I think that makes me a really good mother, because when I go and creatively satisfy myself and those interests, I come home satisfied.

You know, I don’t think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn’t wish for that, but it happened.

I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That’s what I want for my son.

My mom has made it possible

My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.

You’re either a really good hooker or a really good mom. That kind of conflicted nature is very much a part of being a woman.

I can be a really good mother because I’m happy.

My mother is one of those very unusual, superb human beings-she’s innately strong and incredibly smart. She created an environment for me to explore who I was.

I didn’t grow up with a mother telling me what was under my clothes was bad or evil.

I grew up in South Africa and I would look at maps and we were at the bottom of the world. There was this whole thing up there. I was always reading encyclopedias about the world. So travel was something I was always attracted to.

I grew up during apartheid

I grew up during apartheid; there was never a day in South Africa that was just great. I love that I’ve had success as an actor and producer, but I know the thing my children will know most about is the work I’ve done with HIV. Success in life is all about humanity.

I feel like I know South Africans. I feel like I know our culture.

I do think that when you’re specifically working in a country like South Africa, you have to be able to be aware of the cultural truth of what people are raised in and believe in and how they function within their society.

Charlize Theron Quotes On Country

Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question – I struggle with it morally.

I do think that when you’re specifically working in a country like South Africa, you have to be able to be aware of the cultural truth of what people are raised in and believe in and how they function within their society.

Charlize Theron Quotes On Culture

I havent lost my culture, just my accent.