In our world, women wilt and men age like fine wine: Charlize Theron

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2016 12:25 IST
Charlize Theron on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars on 28 February 28 in Hollywood, California. (AFP)

Charlize Theron says her beauty has often worked against her. “Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story. How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first,” she said.

The actress now returns as Ravenna, the vain Evil Queen, in Universal Pictures’ The Huntsman: Winter’s War, a prequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, reported E!Online.

Read: Why Charlize Theron was Furiosa at Tom Hardy on Mad Max

According to Theron, her character’s plight mirrors what many of her Hollywood peers feel in real life. “We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine. And, for a long time, women accepted it. We were waiting for society to change, but now we’re taking leadership. It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men... It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.”

In pics: The gorgeous Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron in the Italian State RAI TV programme Che Tempo che Fa, in Milan. (AP)

A woman getting a Charlize Theron tattoo made during the Asturias Tatto Expo in Gijon, north of Spain, on 18 March. (REUTERS)

She poses for photographers at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on 28 February 28. (AFP)

Theron wore a red Dior gown with a plunging neckline and $3.7 million in Harry Winston jewels. (REUTERS)

On the red carpet for the 88th Oscars. (AFP)

Charlize Theron, with Emily Blunt seen backstage at the Oscars on 28 February at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP)

Wowing her fans at the Oscars. (AP)



Tom Hardy (left) and Charlize Theron in a scene from Mad Max:Fury Road. (AP)

Theron in another scene from Warner Bros’ Mad Max: Fury Road. (AP)

Theron poses for photographers as she arrives for the Cinema for Peace event at the Konzerthaus in Berlin on 15 February. (AFP)

Theron with Australian director George Miller, creator of Mad Max: Fury Road, leaving the Festival palace after the screening of the film during the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AFP)

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