Charlize 'My trauma has formed me'

2015-04-10 19:00
Charlize Theron (Getty Images)

Johannesburg- Everyone knows Charlize Theron has had one hectic life, but the Benoni-born Hollywood superstar says it's her dark past that inspires her, especially in her new film.

Charlize gave an interview to french TV station, TF1, recently and says that she is drawing inspiration for her role in her new movie, Dark Places from the trauma of her youth.

"There's definitely an acknowledgement on my part that I had an experience of, a very traumatic experience, an event, in my life, and somehow it’s formed me," she told the show.

Talking about her character in the film, Libby, who has to testify in court to the murders of her mother and sister, Charlize says: "In the film, my character goes through this event when she’s 8 years old, and it really is examining what a trauma like that would do to a child, especially when she’s expected to speak about it. And that’s definitely something that I can relate to, that’s definitely something that I’ve experienced in my life".

"As far as events go, they’re very similar," she adds, "There’s a murder mystery, and my situation was a very unfortunate incident with self-defense".

We can't wait to see Charlize slay it in her new film. We'll be there, in the cinema - the one's crying into our popcorn...

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