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Charlize Theron Talks Hardships of Being a Gorgeous Actress

Charlize Theron Talks Hardships of Being a Gorgeous Actress
Alexi Lubomirski

Charlize Theron opened up on the perils of being beautiful in Hollywood in British GQ’s May issue

Though Theron, star of "The Huntsman: Winter’s War," is the gorgeous face of multiple Dior campaigns, it hasn’t always translated to movie roles. She explained, "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, f*cking, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I've been in the room and pretty people get turned away first."

Charlize GQ 2 - for online[Credit: Alexi Lubomirski]

To be taken seriously, the 40-year-old went through a physical transformation and rid herself of her trademark good looks to portray killer Aileen Wuornos in 2004’s “Monster,” which earned her an Oscar. She also shaved off her beautiful blonde hair for her role in "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Charlize also discussed the unfortunate shelf life that women in the entertainment industry experience. She shared, "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."

Charlize GQ 1 - for online[Credit: Alexi Lubomirski]

For more on Charlize, pick up a copy of British GQ, out on newsstands on Thursday.

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