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Charlize Theron, Die Antwoord and Fishpaste Jars

Next to, “how bad is the crime there?” and “you don’t sound South African?”, one of the most frequent questions I get asked here is, “do you know Die Antwoord?” (this is usually followed up by, “are they for real?”). To say the band has made an impact overseas is an understatement, but with a following that includes filmmaker David Lynch and singer Katy Perry, I wanted to know if our girl Charlize was a fan too.

Charlize Theron’s new movie, Young Adult, is driven by an 80’s soundtrack (and the Mini Cooper she drives in it even has a tape-deck player), so I wanted to know some of her favourite bands right now, and whether she listens to Die Antwoord. For the first part, she credits iTunes with opening her up to new artists. Here is her response to the second part – along with co-star Patton Oswalt’s reaction.
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Young Adult is on circuit in the US from today. It opens in SA in March 2011.

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