For the past few weeks, Charlize Theron has been wandering around, wearing hats over her newly shaved head and carrying her adorable son. I didn’t show you pictures or anything because, you know, she kept wearing hats, and how am I supposed to show you pictures of Charlize Theron’s hats when I can keep telling you all about Octomom’s porn?
But today is different. Today, we have a picture of Charlize without the hat:
Charlize shaved her head for her role in Mad Max, and man, what is a great decision. Y’all know that I’m a big fan of short hair, but this is just phenomenal. I’m sure that Charlize’s crazy hotness helps things out quite a bit, but this makes me want to urge every woman to shave her head. Let them beautiful faces shine, ladies*!
*On a completely contradictory note, how the hell am I supposed to grow out short hair? It’s been about two months since I had a trim, and I’m this close to having a mullet.
June 29, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Oh, you guys, I’m sorry. When I asked the question of “who is the highest paid actress in Hollywood?” and then put a picture of Meryl Streep right up there at the top, that made it look like Meryl is the highest paid actress, didn’t it? I’m sorry, but it’s just not true. Meryl is on the list, but she’s not at the top. She deserves to be at the top, but she’s not.
Before I let you know the richiest rich lady in Hollywood, let me just show you the top ten list, all right? I’ll go ahead and tack on the amount of money they made in the past year, just so you can cry while you balance your checkbook like I do.
10. Jennifer Aniston – $11 million
9. Kristen Wiig – $12 million
8. Meryl Streep – $12 million
7. Sarah Jessica Parker – $15 million
6. Julia Roberts – $16 million
5. Charlize Theron – $18 million
4. Angelina Jolie – $20 million
3. Sandra Bullock – $25 million
2. Cameron Diaz – $34 million
Ok, but who do you think landed in the number one spot? Who do you think made nearly three times as much as the beloved Meryl Streep? Who do you think made a few million dollars more than Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston combined?
1. Kristen Stewart – $34.5 million
Yes, thanks to them Twilight movies and Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart is the top-earning actress in all of Hollywood. Does anyone else feel physically ill?
June 21, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Kristen Stewart is on fire. That’s a fact, and there’s no debating it. Whether you love or or you hate her (though you probably should just go for broke and love her no matter how many times she “inappropriately” uses the word f-ck), this interview is awesome and you should probably read the highlights.
Kristen on sexism:
“In personal conversations between director and actor, the male directors that I’ve worked with are just as emotional [as women]. Maybe it’s because I had to start having very intimate conversations with adult men at a very young age in order to get the work, but I’m really comfortable with dudes. I mean, we push boundaries in this business in terms of getting to know people. There are things that directors know about me that people shouldn’t know. But everyone’s really different. I’ve worked with women who I’ve never wanted to tell anything about myself to, and I’ve worked with guys who have been pouring wells of emotion. So emotional availability is not a gender-specific thing.”
On being like Snow White:
“There’s so much that Snow White has been deprived of in terms of having the proper time to really develop and hone who she is. She’s put in jail at the beginning of her life, so she’s a stunted person. She has a really idealized concept of what the world is, and how people should live, and how wonderful things all can be, and there is this debilitating isolation that she feels because she has been locked away in a little cell for seven years. And I can kind of relate to that. There is something . . . It’s not the reason that I wanted to do the movie, but the fans and people who loved Twilight, they do put you on this sort of different plane where you’re not real.”
On Charlize Theron:
“She is unlike anyone I’ve ever encountered. She is one of those people who walks into a room and everyone knows it… She’s a fucking movie star. It’s funny, too, because she always says, “I’m not really a performer.” But I’m like, “Yeah, not at all.” [laughs] She’s an actor and a performer.”
How she knows she’s made it:
“I feel so extremely successful—and not just because I can greenlight a movie now. It’s because I’ve really only worked with people that I truly love, and I’ve only had bad experiences with one or two directors…[What was bad about those experiences…] I think it always boils down to people not being there for the right reasons, and not being there for the same reasons. It’s a miracle when things come together. But sometimes it just doesn’t happen—and when it doesn’t happen, you still have to finish the movie.
Playing an abused woman in ‘Welcome to the Rileys’:
“Playing a character like Mallory [in Welcome to the Rileys] is tough. Not to discredit anyone’s personal situation or actual life, but there are so many examples of girls like that, and a film can very easily become an almost clinical rundown of what leads someone to a certain position. It’s hard to play a part like that because you want everyone who has ever walked in those shoes to be like, “Yeah, I mean, that’s the way it goes . . .” Pity is a really odd thing with abused women. You don’t want anyone to think that you feel bad—even though you might. So it was just interesting to play that part and to work with James. I went down to New Orleans to do the film and lived by myself and trudged around the city. But walking away from that character . . . It probably still hasn’t gone away completely, but for the first little while afterwards, I was so sensitive and touchy in a way that my character would never be. I was so protective and defensive of young girls, and sex in general.
There’s a whole part done by Charlize, too, which you can read here, but I think we’re loving Kristen more than even Charlize these days … or at least, I am, at any rate.
May 30, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
And yes, it’s the most magical thing that ever happened. And by “magical,” I mean “hilarious.” And by “hilarious,” I mean “Charlize Theron is one of the coolest ladies in the business and Kristen Stewart actually smiled and laughed in an interview.” This is the power of the sure-to-be classic tome that is 50 Shades of Grey. It’s undeniable at this point, isn’t it?
If this didn’t convince you that Kristen Stewart is perfect for the lead in the movie, then I don’t know what will. Ooh, and maybe Charlize could play Mrs. Robinson, right? She could also play all the other female roles, and Chris Hemsworth could take over all the male roles while Sam Claflin, the completely adorable guy who plays the prince, could take the role of Christian. That way, everyone could just film the movie during the promotion for Snow White and the Huntsman, and it would undoubtedly be better than any mess they’ll end up making in a studio. Wouldn’t you love to see that movie?
May 23, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
I always sort of forget how awesome Charlize Theron is. Isn’t that awful? I know that she’s absolutely gorgeous, and I know that she’s an incredible actress. She always gives great interviews, and she seems like a super fun lady in general, but for whatever reason, whenever I think of my favorite ladies, Charlize never comes to mind. Maybe it’s because she usually stays under the radar? I’m not sure, but I do know that I need to change my ways. This interview helped open my eyes to the extreme glory that is Charlize Theron.
From InStyle magazine via Celebitchy:
On aging: “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.”
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.”
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.”
She’s not looking for a husband: “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.
She hates pretentious people: “You know what I can’t stand? I hate actors who come and quote Nietzsche. I don’t like pretentious shit. 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 ass to either myself or the crew. I don’t believe in this idea that if you’re f-cked up and Method, that’s the only way to do good work. It’s bullshit. 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.”
May 17, 2012 at 11:30 am by Emily
Sadly, even though Chris Hemsworth is in that photo above, I want to focus mainly on Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron here. If Chris had worn a dress, maybe he could have played too. But, as it were, and as you know, the majority of male formal wear is pretty boring, so we’ll just have to appreciate him for the gorgeous creature he is and move on to the ladies’ fashion.
Here’s a shot of Kristen by herself:
And now here’s Charlize:
I’m not sure why both of them felt the need to wear sheer black dresses, but as far as sheer black dresses go, I definitely prefer Charlize’s. It looks way more comfortable and way more classic, which are big pluses for me. Kristen’s dress, meanwhile, is just awful. It’s just a big ol’ mess that looks itchy and is covered in stupid ruffles. However, when it comes to those close-up shots showing hair and makeup, I do like Kristen’s better. Don’t ask me why, hair and makeup are far from my strong suits, but I think Kristen looks really nice here. But then again, I love Charlize’s earrings. Considering everything, I’m going to have to say that Charlize had a better look.
But what do you guys think?