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Falling prey to grey roles

Actor Charlize Theron talks about her newly found streak for negative roles in her latest outings.

hollywood Updated: Jun 10, 2012 01:30 IST
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After her villainous turn as the wicked queen in the gritty flick, Snow White and the Huntsman, actor Charlize Theron seems to have fallen prey to grey roles. The 36-year-old is now bagging kudos for her role with negative streaks in sci-fi film, Prometheus. The film, directed by filmmaker Ridley Scott, also stars actors Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce. It is about a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe in the year 2093.

As for her character Meredith Vickers in the film, Theron says, “My character is the company representative. She’s there to oversee everything, to make sure everyone’s doing their jobs and that the expedition is a success. But there’s something about her that isn’t quite right.” But what made her accept the film? “What surprised me about the script was that although it was part of the universe of the other films, it truly stands on its own. You don’t have to have seen the Alien film series to enjoy this flick,” she says.

And how was her experience of working with a filmmaker like Scott? “He’s very collaborative, which is vital for any process to work,” she says, adding: “It’s a pretty special thing for a director to have an awareness of how to elevate the role every single day, even if it’s not on the page.”

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