Charlize Theron soon realized how to fight her way out to acquire equality!
American actress Charlize Theron who is known for her amazing action stunts in the action movies shed some light on how she struggled to get acceptance in the male-dominated genre just because she was a woman.
During one of the Comic-Con@Home’s panels of ‘Evolution of Bada-s’ shared how unfairly she was treated when she was filming the remake of The Italian Job in 2003.
She shared during the virtual round table discussion saying:
“I realized there was still so much misconception around women in the genre. The only good thing that came out of that experience was that there was a real pressure to pull off those stunts with the actors – and that was the first time I experienced anything like that.”
“But there was a very unfair process that went with that. I was the only woman with a bunch of guys, and I remember vividly getting the schedule in our preproduction and they had scheduled me for six weeks more car training than any of the guys,” she added.
“It was just so insulting, but it was also the thing that put a real fire under my [expletive] and I was like, ‘All right, you guys want to play this game? Let’s go.’ I made it a point to out-drive all of those guys. I vividly remember Mark Wahlberg, halfway through one of our training sessions, pulling over and throwing up because he was so nauseous from doing 360s.”
“It wasn’t until ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ came my way — that experience and what happened with that film really changed the trajectory for me. I don’t think I will ever recover from the making of that film.”
“There is a responsibility to hand that baton over, that it’s not just about you. Listen, it’s still disproportionate to our male counterparts out there, and we have to keep putting the pressure on our industry to change that,” she elaborated.
She concluded while saying:
“I want my two young girls to grow up and not even think that this is weird or this is unusual or this is strange. I want this to be normalized.”
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