Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Charlize Theron for Vogue December 2011

Charlize Theron is back with a new movie (called Young Adult) and a new magazine cover. Annie Leibovitz photographed Charlize for Vogue's December issue, against the beautiful scenery of the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. More below.

On winning the Oscar in 2004: "It was life-changing—it opened a lot of doors. But it made people have a lot of opinions about what should happen next. You realize quickly that you can never please everybody.”

Charlize's new movie is called Young Adult, directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) and written by Diablo Cody (Juno). In it, Theron plays Mavis Gary, a lonely, binge-drinking writer of serial teen romances who makes an awkward return to her Minnesota hometown, trying to win back her married high school boyfriend. Mavis is a hot mess—icy and self-absorbed on the surface, but reeling underneath.

On how she got the part in Young Adult: She introduced herself to Jason Reitman at the Oscars. “I did that horrible, embarrassing thing,” she says, shaking her head. ‘I just really, really, really loved Up in the Air.’ ”

But Reitman didn’t need a sell. “Really the only way I was going to do this movie was if Charlize wanted to do it,” he says of Young Adult. “It’s a really tricky screenplay to pull off, because the main character is so unlikable."

"I admit, deep down, I was concerned because Charlize is so gorgeous.", says screenwriter Diablo Cody. It’s important to me to populate the films I write with real people, and she looks like an international supermodel, you know? And yet, she managed to channel her beauty into this homecoming-queen sense of superiority that Mavis never let go of. She’s incredibly convincing.”

Young Adult is Theron’s first major movie role in three years and while filming it, she had a revelation: "I realized how much I love what I do. I really, really missed it. Like around week three, I had this horrible, sappy moment where I got a little overwhelmed. It was just a really great f**king experience.”
“I’d gotten out of a relationship, and I was in this really floaty place. My feet weren’t touching the ground. I just kind of turned to Reitman and was like, ‘I feel like me again.’ ”

On having kids at some point: “I do want to have kids, yeah. I always have. I’ve never had a rush for it, a moment where I really wanted to do it. I don’t have a panic about it." Lots of kids? “I don’t think about the amount so much. You have to be aware of what you can give. I don’t know where I’m going to be in five years. I might be in a place where I’m like, ‘Yeah! Six!’ ”

Read more of Charlize's interview here

Alexander McQueen dress

Salvatore Ferragamo silk-chiffon halter dress

Marchesa dress

Christopher Kane dress

Courtesy of Vogue

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