She has two blockbuster films set to debut next month and, to help with the promotions, Charlize Theron graces the cover of the June 2012 issue of Madison magazine.
The 36-year-old South African actress looks breathtaking in a fire engine red frock for the elegant spread while opening up about topics including marriage, style and fake actors.
Highlights from Miss Theron’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Madison!
On a letter she’d written when she was 8 years old:
“My mother found [it]. It said, ‘Would you please take me to orphanage, so that I can go and adopt a baby?’ I always knew I would adopt – always.”
“It’s never been a fantasy of mine. Marriage has never been that important to me. I don’t know why exactly. Some might say it’s because my parents didn’t have a good marriage, but I don’t think so. I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn’t that important to me. But it’s a nice experience to be single.”
On her personal style:
“I’m not like this big, crazy dresser. I mean, we’ve [met and] talked several times and I’m sure you don’t see me as this big trendsetter. I like very simple, classic clothes. Some would say boring clothes, I guess. I don’t like things very tricky. T-shirts and blouses with a great pair of leggings or jeans. I like to feel like me.”
On fake actors:
“I like being around people who like to live life and understand the value of it. I need to be around people who understand we’re not curing cancer here. I like professional actors who show up, do the job and are not a pain in the ass to either myself or the crew. A professional actor does their homework beforehand and they do their job. Then when it’s all said and done, they have a beer with the crew. That’s what a professional actor does.”