Charlize Theron Says Gaining — and Losing — 50 lbs. in Her 40s Is a Lot Harder than in Her 20s


Charlize Theron has been recognized to drastically rework her determine for motion picture roles — like when she acquired 30 lbs. to perform assassin Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s Monster and attained her initial Oscar in the approach. But the actress is also truthful about the challenging function and much less-than-glamorous elements of getting and shedding bodyweight for a position.

For her new motion picture Tully, out Could four, Theron reworked herself yet again and acquired virtually 50 lbs. to perform a mother of 3 with postpartum melancholy. The South African-born star tells Men and women in the most current situation that shedding the bodyweight at age 42 was considerably much more hard than when she experienced to do it the previous time, at 27.

“My entire body flipped me off fairly a little bit. It is just way diverse when you are more mature,” she admits. “Also this time about I dealt with melancholy for the initial time in my lifestyle. I just did not consume quite healthful and a whole lot of the processed sugars and items just genuinely set me into a awful melancholy, and I’d by no means dealt with everything like that in my lifestyle. It absolutely took me off guard.”

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Theron provides: “I was quite large, virtually and figuratively. My soul just felt genuinely large on this movie, and I was just genuinely harmful and I threw my again out and could not rest and was lethargic.”

Charlize Theron on the established of Tully in 2016.


The actress and mother of two reveals that whilst she was keen to reclaim her earlier healthful way of life, the timing of when she concluded filming Tully was not excellent.

“I wrapped the movie appropriate ahead of Thanksgiving and I was like, ‘Great, I’m not likely on a diet program now,’ I’m likely to do the vacations,” she recollects. “And then when January arrived about it was just like I could hardly stroll on a treadmill. My entire body just did not answer like it did the previous time I did this. It took like a calendar year and a 50 percent for the bodyweight to occur off.”

Charlize Theron in Tully
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How did she do it? By sticking to a healthful diet program and every day physical exercise — “You know, all that effortless things,” Theron jokes.

Regardless of the further function essential to get her again to sensation like herself, Theron states her 40s are her favourite ten years and she cannot hold out to see what will come subsequent.

“It just feels like almost everything I have at any time needed has occur with each other,” she states. “I have this stunning family members. I’m dwelling the lifestyle that I constantly needed to direct.”

Tully opens in theaters Could four.

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