Charlize Theron must have been getting tired of people shooting her “Pretty successful bitch, please” faces everywhere she went, because she decided to clear up the recent comments she made to GQ where she said there weren’t a whole lot of good acting roles for gorgeous gown-wearing gazelles. Charlize talked about it with Extra at the premiere of The Hunstman: Winter’s War on Monday night, and not surprisingly, she says her words were misunderstood.
“You know, I don’t want to blame anybody, there is no blame, there was maybe just a huge misunderstanding and I’ve never really spoken in that way…The idea that I would ever say anything that made it sound like I was ungrateful for the career that I have today.
Charlize goes on to say that the whole “8-foot tall model” thing came from people asking her why she plays such “deconstructed” characters and answering that it’s because there are only so many casting calls looking for a stunning human skyscraper.
“I have always been honest that when I was a model 20 years ago, it was hard to walk in a room, I had to prove myself and 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.”
She ends by saying that it was “rough” seeing her comments about being pretty misread by people. But not as rough as scanning the pages of Backstage for 8-foot tall model casting calls in the mid-90s, right Charlize? Honestly, Charlize didn’t have to use so many words to explain how her words were misinterpreted. She should have saved herself 5 minutes of speaking air by pulling a Courtenay Semel. But instead of “Google me, you dumb fuck“, it would be “Look at my IMDB.” Being in Reindeer Games is all the proof anyone needs to know that Charlize hasn’t always been eyeball deep in good roles.