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Charlize Theron Goes Home in Young Adult

Charlize Theron
 
2012 was going to be a big year for Charlize Theron even before she became a mother. The Oscar-winning star has 3 films on the go, each of them attracting a growing amount of anticipation. Young Adult, which was released in some territories, including the US last year, makes its debut in her home country of South Africa this weekend. Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus are due out in June.

The Oscar-winning actress told me she was relishing being back in front of the camera, living the “gypsy life”, with all these roles. This was, of course, before the adoption of young Jackson was revealed, and so I imagine now she might be more content to stay at home again.

In Young Adult, Charlize plays Mavis, the girl everybody loved to hate in high-school; the one who never quite grew up and is holding onto a life gone by, which includes an old flame who’s now married. The role earned the actress a Golden Globe nomination, and here she talks about going back to Benoni, her (and my) hometown.

Oh yeah, and in case you missed it, here’s the time my fellow Benonian called me a bitch.

Young Adult opens in South Africa this weekend, and is available on Blu-ray in the US.

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