Charlize Theron talks about her new badass role

2017-06-28 12:58

Cape Town – Charlize Theron is back on the big screen in a new ass kicking role. 

In Atomic Blonde she plays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy who is sent on a mission to take down a ruthless espionage ring.

See the trailer here:

Charlize who graces the August cover of W Magazine opened up about her new action role. 

Speaking about the role she said that she "didn’t want to play a girly spy who depends on flirty ways."

"It would be so boring to just be ‘the girl’ and wait for the guys to come in when there’s a fight. Instead, I thought about Atomic Blonde the way I imagine men think about parts in action films. I was intrigued and challenged," she told W Magazine

To prepare for the role director David Leith trained Charlize for three months, four to five hours a day. 

Sidenote: David was once Brad Pitt's stunt double. 

Unlike her character Charlize doesn’t think she'll make a good spy. She would prefer to hide which she's good at, but she would still atleast try to fight. 

Charlize also revealed the first time she punched someone was when she was 16-years-old.

"I was working in Milan as a model, and this girl got very aggressive with me at a bar. She pushed me and started talking smack, and that was it. My body just took over," she said. 

Watch the full interview here:

Atomic Blonde opens in SA cinemas Friday, 25 August. 

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