Top Stories

Charlize Theron Says Being Feminist is 'Good Thing'

Charlize Theron Says Being Feminist is 'Good Thing'

Charlize Theron is pretty in pink on the cover of Elle UK magazine’s June 2015 issue, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 39-year-old actress had to share:

On negotiating for equal pay for her role in the Snow White And The Huntsman sequel: “I have to give them credit because once I asked, they said yes. They did not fight it. And maybe that’s the message: That we just need to put our foot down. This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you’re doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way.”

On being objectified in Hollywood: “Someone thought it was a good idea to market almost the entire movie on me; objectifying me a little bit. I got a lot of attention from it, but the problem was that, afterwards, it was like, ‘We want you to do that again. Can you just do that? And so I didn’t work for almost two years.’”

On beau Sean Penn: “Putting aside that he’s my partner, he’s the love of my life; for the first time, I felt that my work was really bleeding into my life and that made it hard. There were moments where I was incredibly unfair to him. And moments where I felt like… he was incredibly unfair to me. But it makes you realise that no matter how complicated it gets, the priority is the relationship.”

For more on Charlize, visit ElleUK.com!

Just Jared on Facebook
charlize theron elle uk 01
charlize theron elle uk 02
charlize theron elle uk 03

Photos: Bjarne Jonasson
Posted to: Charlize Theron, Magazine

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Justin Bieber ditches his shirt at the gym - TMZ
  • Elton John is NOT retiring - Gossip Cop
  • Yara Shahidi started a fun new project - Just Jared Jr
  • Selena Gomez wears pajamas and heels while shopping- Radar
  • Milo Ventimiglia opens up about working with Will Smith - Lainey Gossip
  • Moana hits big at the box offices for the second weekend - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Ugonna Wosu

    Cool

  • jane

    ugly + stuck up

  • Guillermo

    Charlize is talented and beautiful, and the right actress to talk about women rights i´m sick of those mediocre and untalented actresses who call themselves feminists Who say how unfair and machismo is Hollywood to women, they want to earn more money equal pay for their mediocre talent. before talking about feminism they should learn how to act

  • FrenchGirl

    I hope she was better paid for Mad Max than Tom Hardy because she is the most famous of the 2
    If she’s happy with Penn,I am happy for her.

  • saphiry

    One of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Her beauty gets me every time. In interviews though she seems a bit self-absorbed sometimes.

  • Parisjok

    bitch

  • Ugonna Wosu

    How, is an interview about her, she has to talk about herself. I don’t think talking about your activism , charities and child and boyfriend is self absorbed.

  • saphiry

    That’s not what I meant. I’ve seen interviews with her and her co-stars of movies and she interrupted the interviewer and her co-stars several times, at a few questions she even seemed to get a bit pissed.

  • Arx

    So u think women getting equal pay is wrong? There’re ALOT of untalented male actors yet they seem to make a lot of money…

  • nardy

    Why didnt she go to the met gala?!?!

  • Mr.Sardonicus

    Looking in the mirror again huh?

  • Mr.Sardonicus

    She’s promoting Mad Max.

  • jane

    omg, you are so funny Mr. Loser, hahahahaha.

  • FerCat

    Bitchin’ awesome you mean.

  • Alina

    Sean Penn is the love of her life? I bet she said the same thing about Stuart Townsend.

  • granky161

    Yet she’s dating a known woman beater.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    Sometimes she does try too hard to be funny. I think she’s naturally shy, and when you try to be the opposite, it can often backfire and look douchy.

  • Mr.Sardonicus

    Plain Jane you’re so witty.

  • xyz

    Another idiot who has no clue what shes talking about, but talks anyway because its allegedly trendy and cool

  • xyz

    Beautiful? Talented? In what universe?

  • xyz

    Idiot

  • xyz

    More proof shes a hypocritical beetch

  • xyz

    And pigs fly

  • xyz

    Better plain Jane than a conceited bitch like Theron

  • xyz

    Are u Theron’s ass licker?

  • Victim

    The feminism started being something stupid these days and ended by being a trend in topic. I’m a little tired of it anyways

  • mmlm

    Charlize relatives? Her well? Share your bedroom bathroom like everyone else is a great human being that

  • mmlm

    She said that when and where and how?
    Please show me an article that can prove to be HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • mmlm

    What is the difference between a
    Idiot and a genius? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    There is no such thing as you say what is the difference between hate and love is called?

  • mmlm

    Always write an opinion article on celebrities who curse people, which psychology?
    In his columns, and so on, is expressing a sense of the damage?

  • mmlm

    It’s great to present evidence proving it right please

  • Ugonna Wosu

    Jealous, I see.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    You are clearly a troll, so I take it that as a compliment .

  • Dory Phore

    Sadly, I met Tom was paid more, even though Charlize is more famous.

  • Mr.Sardonicus

    Yes. It pays very well.

  • Lori

    And she grew up in a violent household… I mean, her mother actually KILLED her father in self-defense. That is why Charlize dating Sean Penn is so odd to me.

  • Guillermo

    what i mean actors and actresses must be paid based on their talent

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here