I think this is one of the prettiest pictorials I’ve ever seen of Charlize Theron. I like this better than her last “wet look” appearance on American Vogue too – Vogue UK does more challenging photo shoots, I think. So, Charlize appears on the May cover of Vogue UK (photos by Patrick Demarchelier), likely to promote her two films coming out in June, Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus (squeeee!). In the early interview excerpts, Charlize talks about adopting her son Jackson and her early days as a model:
She‘s always wanted to be a mom: ‘I’ve always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I’ve always known I wanted a family.’
Her mom pressured her too: ‘I don’t think my mom could wait any more!’
Jackson: ‘Jackson is incredible, the greatest gift,’ she added. ‘He is the coolest kid ever.’
Who she admires: ‘I hope to be like my mom,’ she told the magazine. ‘Fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.’
Vulnerability: “All my characters have to be people with a capacity for vulnerability, a weakness. I have never met a human being who doesn’t have vulnerability.”
Born a decade too late to really make it as a model: ‘I was too tall, too big, too late for the supermodel look of the Eighties. Kate Moss and all the tiny, grungy girls had just become fashionable, and I didn’t fit the bill.’
Diet and exercise: ‘I’m sure there are women who never have to worry about what they eat. But I do. I exercise a lot, and I hike a lot. My mom and I hike at least three times a week.’
She sounds peaceful. Of course, she’s never really been crazy or anything. You sometimes hear stories about her being bitchy, but she’s not neurotic or anything less than extremely self-contained. I suspect these basic-issue quotes about Jackson (“He is the coolest kid ever”) will be some of the only things we hear about her son. Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe she’ll go all Jennifer Garner and we’ll be seeing photo-ops of Charlize and Jackson for months and years to come. But I doubt it.
Vogue UK photos courtesy of The Fashion Spot.