Charlize Theron: Women are misrepresented in sci-fi movies

2015-05-13 18:00

Los Angeles - Charlize Theron thinks women are misrepresented in sci-fi movies.

The 39-year-old actress stars as one-armed Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road and has claimed the movie is unusual in that it features strong female lead characters.

She reflected: "I've always wanted to explore the genre a little bit more, especially because I think it's such a misconception that women don't like the genre, or that they don't want to go and see these movies.

"I just feel like women have been so misrepresented in these films - why do we have to go and see the genre every single time with the girl in the back of the frame in a push-up bra? Why isn't there a girl that's standing on the same playing field with the guys?"

(Charlize Theron in a scene from Mad Max: Fury Road. Warner Brothers)

The George Miller-directed movie also features Zoë Kravitz and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Charlize has backed the film's female contingent to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

She told Live! With Kelly and Michael; "We don't want to be guys, but in a post-apocalyptic world, we will survive! There's something really, really nice about playing this woman who is a woman, first of all, but is a rogue warrior just like Max, and can fight just as well as Max with one arm.

"I think all the women - there's a lot of women in this movie, like three different generations of women in this story, and I think they're represented really well. And they kick butt."

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