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Charlize Theron Opens Up About a 'Very Traumatic Experience' In Her Past

Charlize Theron is opening up about a tragedy in her past that helped her connect to her role in Dark Places.

When the 39-year-old actress was just 15 years old, her father Charles attacked her mother Gerda. Gerda shot Charles to death in an act of self defense. Charlize referenced this horrific incident in a recent interview with French television network TF1.

“I did experience a very traumatic experience, an event, in my life. And somehow it’s formed me,” Charlize said. “My character goes through this ordeal when she’s 8 years old, and it really is examining what trauma does to a child, especially when she’s expected to speak about it. And that’s definitely something I can relate to, that’s definitely something I’ve experienced in my life. As far as events go, they’re very similar. There’s a murder [in the film], while my situation was a very unfortunate incident with self-defense.”

In a past 2004 interview, Charlize also spoke about the incident, saying “I think, for me, it took a long time to sink in, what had really happened, because you just don’t think stuff like that will ever happen to you. You always think it happens to somebody else. It’s a part of me, but it doesn’t rule my life.”

Also pictured inside: Charlize running some errands on Wednesday (April 8) in Los Angeles. More Here! »

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Charlize Theron Congratulates Trevor Noah On 'Daily Show' Gig

Charlize Theron dons a sparkling black dress while attending the premiere of her latest film Dark Places held at Cinema Gaumont Capucine on Tuesday (March 31) in Paris, France.

The 39-year-old actress was joined by her co-star Nicholas Hoult, writer Gillian Flynn, and director Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

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The day before, Charlize showed some love for Trevor Noah after he nabbed his huge gig on The Daily Show.

“Big congrats to fellow South African @Trevornoah!! I can’t wait to see your talent shine on @TheDailyShow!” Charlize tweeted.

FYI: Charlize is wearing a Dior Haute Couture dress and Dior clutch.

20+ pictures inside of Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult at the Dark Places premiere… More Here! »

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' New Trailer is Here - Watch Now!

The new trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road has arrived and it’s jam packed with action!

Here’s the official plot synopsis: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

The film also stars Riley Keough, Nicholas Hoult, and Zoe Kravitz.

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Charlize Theron Works On Her Fitness With a Friend

Charlize Theron keeps her hands full with clothes and a mat while out and about on Friday afternoon (March 20) in Los Angeles.

The 39-year-old actress was joined by one of her friends to attend a mid-day yoga class.

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You can catch Charlize up next in Dark Places, a movie that follows a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child as she’s forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes.

FYI: Charlize is wearing Electric and Rose shirt and pants with Ipanema sandals.

25+ pictures inside of Charlize Theron fitting in a quick exercise session with a friend… More Here! »

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Charlize Theron Has Good Sense of Humor, 'Mad Max' Co-Star Nicholas Hoult Says!

Charlize Theron shows off her toned arms while stocking up on groceries at Whole Foods market on Tuesday (March 17) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 39-year-old actress’ Mad Max: Fury Road co-star Nicholas Hoult recently raved about her during the 2015 SXSW Festival.

“[Charlize]‘s a brilliant lady to watch work and be around. And she also has a good sense of humor, so she takes my s–t and gives it back to me. There’s a balancing act where you’re there to work, but you know what? You’ll take the piss out of me and I’ll take the piss out of you. You’ve got to lighten the mood sometimes,” Nicholas shared to E!

10+ pictures inside of Charlize Theron dropping by the grocery store… More Here! »

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Charlize Theron Flubs Lines at Australian Grand Prix

Charlize Theron shows her stripes while out and about on Monday (March 16) in Los Angeles.

The 39-year-old actress was back in town after a short trip to Australia for the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, where she reportedly flubbed her lines.

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“I’m really happy because I love Australia and I haven’t had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in Melbourne,” Charlize shared at the event.

Charlize added, “So having this invitation to come out to this extraordinary event and asked to be joining this incredible family that you’ve created with Capitol Hill, oh Capitol Grand.”

FYI: Charlize is wearing a Twenty Tees top.

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Charlize Theron is a 'Director's Dream,' Says Beau Sean Penn

Charlize Theron is a vision in all white while making an appearance at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on Sunday (March 15) in Melbourne, Australia.

Earlier in the day, the 39-year-old actress was spotted touching down at Melbourne Airport as she arrived in the country.

Charlize‘s beau Sean Penn recently gushed about directing her in their film The Last Face.

“She’s a director’s dream…and pretty good company,” Sean told People. “We also had Javier Bardem, who’s great. We had really quite an adventure.”

FYI: Charlize is wearing a Barbara Bui suit at the event.

25+ pictures inside of Charlize Theron out and about in Australia… More Here! »

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