Charlize Theron has stated that she will never again undergo a drastic physical transformation for a job.
The actor recently admitted that she will never put on so much weight for a role again after gaining 40 pounds to play serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the 2003 film Monster.
The actor even gave a perfectly reasonable explanation.
The fact that she won an Oscar for her role in Monster just added to the shock of her fans.
The actor said it was more challenging to shed weight now that she was older despite her dramatic transformation for the role of the legendary serial killer.
That’s right, I’ll put on 40 pounds. The Mad Max: Fury Road actor told Allure, “I will never do it again because you can’t take it off.”
She realized this after putting on weight to portray a nanny for a wealthy family in the 2018 film Tully.
After drastically altering it for the job, the A-lister spent over a year attempting to get back to her original figure.
Monster (2003) star Charlize Theron. The Media 8 Credit: Entertainment
The actor from Atomic Blonde humorously explained, “Then I did it at 43 for Tully, and I remember a year into trying to lose the weight,
I called my doctor, and I said, ‘I think I’m dying because I cannot lose this weight.'”
Theron recalled that the medic’s response was, uh, not really helpful.
She was informed very severely, “You’re over 40. Try to relax. You don’t have the same metabolism anymore.
She then joked, “Nobody wants to hear that.”
Theron continued by saying that the effects of aging were more noticeable on her than she had anticipated.
The 48-year-old actress admitted to Allure that she found it challenging to take on action roles, citing a desire to ‘throw’ her body around as the primary reason.
The Academy Award-winning actress said she felt the physical effects of her roles. Photo: Getty Images/Mondadori Portfolio
She said, “The thing that really bums me out is that I make action films now, and if I hurt myself, I take way longer to heal than I did in my 20s…”
To this, she continued, “More than my face, I wish I had my 25-year-old body that I can just throw against the wall and not even hurt tomorrow.”
“Now if I skip the gym for three days, I can’t even walk when I return. Theron laughed, “It’s all those very real moments; I can’t sit on the toilet.”
Theron may not feel like she’s in her prime anymore, but in our eyes, she never has been.