NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
Charlize Theron is getting candid about her personal life.
The 47-year-old actress spoke to Harper’s Bazaar for its October cover issue about parenting, navigating the dating world and her experience after 25 years in Hollywood.
“I feel like I’m in a place where it is what it is,” Theron said of her career. “Working harder won’t, I think, change my level of fame. It’s always been a mediocre ride. I’ve never been one of those people who’s on the level of Kim Kardashian. But I feel like it’s always been that.”
Theron grew up on a farm in South Africa, outside of Johannesburg. At the age of 16, she came to America to start a modeling career, which was the beginning of her career.
CHARLIZE THERON SAYS SHE’S ‘SADLY’ SINGLE: ‘SOMEBODY JUST NEEDS TO GROW A PAIR AND STEP UP’
“I didn’t grow up in America,” Theron said, “so I always find myself trying to keep my head above water with the school system and the exams, because it’s not familiar to me. My upbringing was so different than the that my kids have in America. And so there’s a lot of bells and whistles that come with being a parent that I didn’t grow up with.”
The “Mad Max” star opened up about what Hollywood was like when she started her career and said she had to be “loud” to get noticed.
“Most of my 20s and 30s, and the way I was raised, it was very… it was a time when you had to be a loud b—ch to get some space in the room” , he said. “I don’t necessarily really enjoy being that person, but there was definitely a time in my life where it was the only way I knew how to function.”
In addition to being a dedicated single mom to her two daughters—Jackson, 10, and August, 7—for the past decade, she has found a balance in raising her children and balancing her career. The “Monster” actress adopted her two children.
CHARLIZE THERON CONSIDERS LEAVING AMERICA: ‘RACISM IS MUCH MORE ALIVE AND WELL’
“It’s very consuming,” he said. “There are times with my kids where, yeah, I sit in the car and they’re in the back and they’re holding me back because I don’t want to miss a call. But I love it. I don’t think so. I could do it if I didn’t like it “.
Theron launched her production company, Denver & Delilah, in 2003. “Having absolutely no control over what you wear is something that really bothered me for years,” she said of her career before launching the your company
“To have a guy give you a fit almost in front of them, things like that, are really despicable. When I first started, there was no conversation around it. It was like, ‘This is what you’re wearing.’ And I remember one for particular movie, this male director who kept bringing me along, adapting after adapting after adapting after adapting after… And it was so obvious that it had to do with my sexuality and clumsiness that they could put me in the movie. And when I first started, that was kind of the norm,” Theron explained.
Making a change in the entertainment industry was not something the longtime actress took lightly.
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER
“There’s a natural struggle in me to want to create environments that look like the things I wish I had 30 years ago when I started,” he said. “The Old Guard,” which Theron produced, had a cast and crew made up of 85 percent women, which she noted she’s proud of.
“I don’t always get it,” Theron said as a producer, “but I’m very conscious of looking at the big picture and saying, ‘Is this really the best we can do?’
In addition to being a single mom, balancing her career in Hollywood, she has also found time to be a devoted fan of the reality show “The Real Housewives.”
“I always tell my kids, ‘Just branch out a little bit,’ and my youngest will say, ‘Are you watching Housewives again?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I am… We’re going to watch a little bit of Fellini later,'” he said.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
The “Bombshell” actress, who has been a single mother for the past decade, shared that she is currently single and has no intention of ever getting married.
“During COVID, someone was interested in doing this with me,” he said. “It was just a deep dive into a relationship. And I was like, I don’t know if I want to … I feel so out of practice.”