Even Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, who has acted in some of the most significant movies of the twenty-first century, struggles to have films produced. In a recent interview, the actress said to Harper’s Bazaar that she doesn’t believe she has attained the pinnacle of Hollywood stardom. She also talked candidly about missed business chances that may have cost her money.
Charlize Theron On Trouble Getting Projects
She feels like she is at a place where it is what it is, Theron reportedly said. Working more isn’t, she thinks, going to change her level of popularity. It has always been a mediocre ride for her. She has never been one of those at a Kim Kardashian level. But she feels like it’s just always been this thing.
She mentioned how challenging it had gotten her to secure funding for the movies she wanted to produce. The “Mad Max: Fury Road” star thinks that’s partly due to a drop in fame and because the industry now considers more than star power when evaluating pitches.
“I will say, back in the day, it used to be like, you want to have some of this fame so you can go make the shit that you want to make,” she said. But now it’s like, she pitched shit all day long, and people are like, ‘No, thanks.’ I’m like, ‘I guess that’s not cashing in the bank anymore,’ she added.”And that’s nice. It’s nice that you’re making things on the merit of how good they are versus this idea of, like, ‘Oh, you’re this thing, and we want to be in business with that thing.'”
Theron, who next appears in “Fast X” and “The Old Guard 2,” isn’t content to sit back and enjoy her success. The actress claimed she is still inspired to work hard and use her platform to help new actors just starting their careers.
There’s a natural fight in her to want to create environments that feel like the things she wishes she had 30 years ago when she started her career in the industry, she reportedly said.