“Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other.If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse.” (Hardy declined to comment for this article.) The movie was nominated for a best picture Oscar, and Miller received a best director nod as well, but he felt “if the film were to get any nominations, Charlize should get one. She was constantly saying, ‘I have to do this as a warrior.’ Sand and dust got everywhere.Take after take, she’d have the wind machines and the dust, and a couple of times she’d tear up—just to get the dust out of her eyes—and say, ‘Oh, I don’t want people to think I’m crying.’ And I said, ‘No, don’t worry.’ But I looked at one take, and there were tears running down her face.And I erased the tear marks on her face, because she was just determined that this character was going to be relentless.” After floods in Australia, Miller moved the production to Namibia, home to Theron’s mother’s family, and South Africa.Then she dips to look under the table, where she finds her 4-year-old son, Jackson, playing with a handful of Cheerios. ” she says to the boy, his face hidden under a baseball cap with a faux braided red ponytail flowing behind (a Princess Anna hat; he’s a huge fan of When she looks up, her daughter, August, less than a year old, is yanking on her own hair, leaving a string of oatmeal lumps in her thick, curly locks. “You’re far too young to pull out your hair.” She beams radiantly and playfully taps August’s nose. In Budapest to film the glasnost-era spy thriller There’s no Wi-Fi on set, and by the time Theron returns to the hotel to put the kids to bed—particularly after fight scenes involving her character, a British MI6 agent—she’s ready to crash. She won a best actress Oscar after adding 30 pounds and prosthetics to portray serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Theron decided her character, Imperator Furiosa, needed a buzz cut to go with her steam-punk prosthetic arm. Before she signed on to sequel, she insisted on getting the same pay as her co-star from the first film, Chris Hemsworth.Theron closes her eyes, rolls her head back and lets out a low guttural noise. But the sound that emerges is not a cry of exasperation. As a result, she’s been living in something of a news and cultural vacuum, starved for updates on the #Oscars So White controversy, Leonardo Di Caprio’s performance in (“Is Leo great? ”) or what’s transpiring at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where Di Caprio is being honored for his work on climate change and where she addressed world leaders about AIDS prevention in 2013. In the new film, Emily Blunt, who plays Ravenna’s sister, the Ice Queen, pointedly asks, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most of them all? “Look, when I saw that Jennifer Lawrence made what she made in comparison to Bradley Cooper, I was definitely shocked,” Theron says, referring to the gender wage disparity of one of the more eye-opening revelations from the Sony email hack.“I became aware I could build a career that would be more satisfying to me by saying no.” was probably the hardest—they put me through the wringer.
“I don’t think I had doubts, but I had fears,” she says.Because, trust me, we weren’t on equal footing there.” WHITE HEAT | ‘Charlize is the most self-possessed person,’ says Emily Blunt, Theron’s co-star in ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War.’ ‘She treats you like a grown-up.’ Atea Oceanie sweatshirt, 2, ateaoceanie.com, Gap briefs, .50, declined to comment), but Theron’s assertiveness made an impression on her cast mates. And after the take, she tells you the dirtiest of dirty jokes.” Theron and Blunt immediately took to their roles as wicked sisters and likewise bonded with Jessica Chastain, who plays a warrior fighting alongside Hemsworth. most days, has meant adjusting to the needs of her two young children, whom she is intent on tucking in every night.