Charlize Theron Had To Throw Off the Shackles of Her Good Looks

Charlize Theron gave a hot take on attractiveness in Hollywood in the new British GQ.

“Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story. How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, fucking, gown-wearing eight-foot model?” Theron asks. “When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.” Where is this room with all the pretty people in it?

Theron also shares her two cents on aging: “We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine. And, for a long time, women accepted it. We were waiting for society to change, but now we’re taking leadership. It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men… It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.”

The full cover story is out on Thursday. Until then, channel Charlize Theron, likely set to appear as the villain in Fast in the Furious 8, next time you need to overcome one of life’s endless burdens.