Charlize Theron covers InStyle Magazine June 2012, picking up the SWATH promotional trail she carried almost single-handedly while Kristen Stewart swore her way through tandem Elle Magazine covers and Chris Hemsworth attended to the birth of his first child. It keeps coming back to Theron and her son, since baby Jackson Theron came on the European leg of the promotional trail, junkets and all, while Theron attended to screenings, premieres, and international interviews.
And this is more of the same: the new mother cooing about her adorable baby boy, how she (somehow) always knew she’d be a mother, her relationship apathy, and by extension her marriage apathy, and a random quote about hating snobby people.
On ageing: “I don’t feel like I’m aging at all. I don’t think about that stuff. Especially not at 36. I see my face and my body changing, and they’re all changes I’m OK with. Part of me understands I may not be in front of the camera forever, and maybe not just because of age, but because of me. I wouldn’t have started my own production company if I didn’t feel that way.”
On becoming a mom: “So far I’m not surprised by anything about being a mom,’ she said. ‘It’s all pretty great, but that’s what I expected.”
On her single status: “I’m always open to a relationship, but I’m not putting those feelers out there now.”
On having adopted son Jackson: Charlize recalled a letter she’d written when she was 8-years-old. “My mother found [it]. It said, ‘Would you please take me to orphanage, so that I can go and adopt a baby?’ I always knew I would adopt, always… It was never a question that one day I would have a child.”
On what she would do if she could switch careers at her current age: “I would be an amazing butler. I’m very good at organizing a house.”
On being a single mother: “You know, I don’t think any mother aims to be a single mum. I didn’t wish for that, but it happened.”
On marriage: “It’s never been a fantasy of mine. Marriage has never been that important to me. I don’t know why exactly. Some might say it’s because my parents didn’t have a good marriage, but I don’t think so. I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn’t that important to me,” she adds.
On pretentious actors: “You know what I can’t stand? I hate actors who come and quote Nietzsche. I don’t like pretentious s**t. I like being around people who like to live life and understand the value of it. I need to be around people who understand we’re not curing cancer here. I like professional actors who show up, do the job and are not a pain in the a** to either myself or the crew. I don’t believe in this idea that if you’re f****d up and Method, that’s the only way to do good work. It’s bulls**t. A professional actor does their homework beforehand and they do their job. Then when it’s all said and done, they have a beer with the crew. That’s what a professional actor does.” - via InStyle Magazine.