Charlize Theron Says That After Twenty-Five Years In The Business, She’s Never Been As Famous As Kim Kardashian
While talking to Harper’s Bazaar about all sorts of things (like how she turned down a relationship during the pandemic because she’s out of practice and how the financial backers of Monster wanted it to be a “hot lesbian movie“), Oscar-winner Charlize Theron got into fame. One of the things she realizes is even after twenty-five years in the business she still hasn’t reached the same level of fame that Kim Kardashian has, which is a fact she has finally learned to accept. Oh, Charlize, if that’s the kind of cheap, easy fame you want, all you have to do is say Kris Jenner’s name three times in a bathroom mirror, and she’ll appear with a contract for you to sign. Yes, you’ll sign over every bit of your soul, but you’ll get that Kardashian level of fame!
Charlize understands that when it comes to the Hollywood machine the men who run Tassles Town only want their women to be silent and sexy. And in her interview with Harper’s via Yahoo!), Charlize speaks about how her time in the industry has been nothing like the fairytale people may think. If you’ve ever seen her Academy Award-winning turn in the film Monster you know Charlize had to get very gritty and vulnerable to play that role, yet when she first entered Hollywood, she grew tired of starring in roles that were mainly focused on men’s circle jerk fantasies about how she should be presenting herself.
“Having some guy make you have a fitting almost in front of them—stuff like that, it’s really belittling. When I started, there was no conversation around it. It was like, ‘This is what you’re wearing.’ And I remember one movie in particular, this male director who just kept bringing me in, fitting after fitting after fitting after … And it was just so obvious that it was to do with my sexuality and how f-kable they could make me in the movie. And when I started out, that was just kind of the norm,” Theron explained.
After creating her own production company, Denver & Delilah Charlize has had an opportunity to create the kind of films she wants. Her Netflix film The Old Guard was a way for her to change the game in Hollywood by employing a production team comprised of 85% women. But even with all of her accolades, Charlize admits that she has never seen the amount of fame afforded the Kween of Katastrophe, Kim Kardashian. And at this point in her career, she’s learned to accept where she is. And she’s Ok with that.
“I feel like I’m at a place where it is what it is,” Theron said of her career. “Working more isn’t, I think, going to change my level of fame. It just has always been a mediocre ride. I’ve never been one of those people that’s at a Kim Kardashian level. But I feel like it’s just always been this thing.”
Charlize has actual talent, so I’m sure her legacy will surpass the Kardashians. What am I saying? We’re practically living in Idiocracy, so I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the future, there are zero statues of Charlize Theron and a great big statue of Justice Kim Kartrashian outside of the Supreme Court building. Humanity.
Here are more pics of Charlize in Harper’s Bazaar:
Pic: Harper’s Bazaar