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Charlize Theron says she’ll never ‘gain 40 pounds’ for a role again

Charlize Theron says she’ll never ‘gain 40 pounds’ for a role again

The Oscar winner famously transformed her body to play serial killer Aileen Wuornos, but has said she wouldn't do it again.

Charlize Theron says she's had enough of extreme body transformations and will never undergo one for a role again.

The actor famously gained 40 pounds to portray serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the 2003 movie Monster, but recently revealed that she wouldn’t do that for a role now.

In fact, the actor had a pretty relatable reason why.

Unsurprisingly, fans were shocked by her candid confession, given that she won the Oscar for Monster.

Though she’d undergone a total transformation for her role as the notorious serial killer, the actor admitted it was harder to lose the weight now she was older.

"Yeah, I’ll gain 40 pounds. I will never do it again because you can’t take it off,” the Mad Max: Fury Road star admitted to Allure.

She learned this after gaining 50 pounds for her role in 2018’s Tully, where she played a nanny to a wealthy family.

Having changed her entire physique for the role, the A-Lister struggled to find herself again and spent over a year trying to get back to her old body.

Charlize Theron in Monster (2003).
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“Then I did it at 43 for Tully, and I remember a year into trying to lose the weight, I called my doctor and I said, ‘I think I’m dying because I cannot lose this weight’,” the Atomic Blonde actor hilariously explained.

Unfortunately, the medic’s response was, um, less than helpful as Theron recalled.

Rather harshly, she was told: “You’re over 40. Calm down. Your metabolism is not what it was.”

She later joked: “Nobody wants to hear that.”

Theron went on to admit that ageing had a greater impact on her than she’d previously expected.

The 48-year-old told Allure that she’d also struggled with action roles, saying that she missed being able to ‘throw’ her body around more than her youthful face.

The Oscar winner admitted that the roles had taken their toll on her body.
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“The thing that really bums me out is that I make action movies now and if I hurt myself, I take way longer to heal than I did in my 20s...” she confessed.

Continuing, she added: “More than my face, I wish I had my 25-year-old body that I can just throw against the wall and not even hurt tomorrow.”

“Now, if I don’t work out for three days and I go back to the gym, I can’t walk. I can’t sit down on the toilet,” joked Theron, saying: “It’s all those very real moments.”

Whilst she might not feel in the prime of her life anymore, we feel that Theron has remained ageless over the years.

Featured Image Credit: Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images / Media 8 Entertainment

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, Health