Charlize Theron says she was offered to play Wonder Woman’s mom, calls it ‘a slap in the face’

Updated on May 07, 2019 02:54 PM IST
Charlize Theron has said that she thought she was approached to play Wonder Woman, but in fact she was being approached to play Wonder Woman’s mom. She calls it a ‘slap in the face’.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.
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Charlize Theron has revealed she was offered to play mother to Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in the DC superhero origin story, a pitch she described as a "slap in the face".

The 43-year-old actor, who is nine years elder to Gadot, shared the incident on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

"This is a great example of how Hollywood like slaps you in the face when you start ageing," she said, as quoted by USA Today.

Theron recalled thinking that she was talking with someone in Hollywood to play the title role of Wonder Woman in the 2017 film.

"And I was like, 'I'm not familiar with it. What does Wonder Woman really do?' And this person said, 'No, it's for Wonder Woman's mom.' "It was the defining moment when I crossed over. And I wasn't fully aware of it," she added. Eventually, the role of Hippolyta was later played by the 53-year-old Connie Nielsen.

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