Charlize Theron Opens Up About Sean Penn Split: I Didn't Ghost Him
Here’s what the 40-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On her split from Sean Penn: “There is a need to sensationalize things. When you leave a relationship there has to be some f**king crazy story or some crazy drama. And the f**king ghosting thing, like literally, I still don’t even know what it is. It’s just its own beast. We were in a relationship and then it didn’t work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That’s it.”
On if Sean was involved in adopting her son or daughter: “We were very, very new in a relationship. The stories that Sean was going to adopt Jackson, and all of that was not true. It’s not something that happens in 18 months. You can’t do that to a child. “We had a very clear understanding. He knew that I was thinking about filing for another adoption, but that we weren’t filing together. “There was an understanding that I was a single mom with a very young boy who I had to put in a situation where he understood that Mommy dates, but that he does not have a father. You have to be very careful and very honest about that stuff. And Sean was great with all of that.”
On not getting along with Tom Hardy on Mad Max set: “From what I hear, he’s not like that on every movie—I hear he’s had good experiences. 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.”
For more from Charlize, visit WSJ.com.