Charlize Theron Talks Aging, Facelift Rumors, And Gaining Weight For Roles

Hollywood actress Charlize Theron, 48, has dismissed recent rumors that she underwent a facelift, while also voicing her thoughts on the difficulties that come with aging and addressing weight gain for roles in an interview. Here’s what we know:

Charlize Theron: Age or Bad Plastic Surgery

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In a recent interview with Allure magazine, The Old Guard star Charlize Theron addressed rumors concerning her physical appearance, specifically, rumors that she had undergone a facelift. During the conversation, she expressed her thoughts on aging in the entertainment industry, noting that as a woman, she often receives scrutiny for her changing appearance. Theron expressed her appreciation for her “changing” process and says that she loves that she’s “aging” visibly, but expressed frustration with how differently some individuals view the aging process for women versus men, remarking that older men are often described “as fine wines” while older women are likened to “cut flowers.”

“I despise that concept and I want to fight against it, but I also think women want to age in a way that feels right to them,” she said about the comparison. “I think we need to be a little bit more empathetic to how we all go through our journey. My journey of having to see my face on a billboard is quite funny now.”

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“People think I had a facelift. They’re like, ‘What did she do to her face?’ I’m like, ‘Bitch, I’m just aging! It doesn’t mean I got bad plastic surgery. This is just what happens,'”

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Charlize Theron Talks Difficulty Filming Action Films And Role Specific Weight Gain

While aging has had an effect on Theron’s physical appearance, the action star expressed in a recent interview that it has also affected her abilities when performing stunts. The Fast X actor noted that her body no longer has the same quick recovery as it did in her youth. The physical tax means that she is unable to perform certain physical feats and often experiences discomfort in the most simplest of activities like sitting “down on the toilet.”

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“The thing that really bums me out is that I make action movies now and if I hurt myself, I take way longer to heal than I did in my 20s,” she continued “More than my face, I wish I had my 25-year-old body that I can just throw against the wall and not even hurt tomorrow. Now, if I don’t work out for three days and I go back to the gym, I can’t walk.”

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Theron also stated that she is not interested in taking on parts that involve major weight gain because it is no longer as easy to lose weight as it was early in her career. “I’ll never do another movie and say, ‘Yeah, I’ll gain 40 pounds. “I will never, ever do a movie again and say, ‘Yeah, I’ll gain 40 pounds.’ I will never do it again because you can’t take it off,” she remarked. “When I was 27, I did Monster. I lost 30 pounds, like, overnight. I missed three meals, and I was back to my normal weight.”