“You can’t take it off”: After Christian Bale, Charlize Theron Vows Never to Go to Extreme Lengths Due to Major Health Scare

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After Christian Bale, Charlize Theron Vows Never to Go to Extreme Lengths Due to Major Health Scare

Charlize Theron is one of the most famous actresses in the Hollywood industry. She has proved her mettle as an action star with her power-packed roles in Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, The Old Guard, Snow White and the Huntsman, F9, and others. The actress is known for going the extra mile to bring perfection to her roles. She has been part of the industry for three decades and has given several box-office hits over the years.

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

The diva revealed in an interview that she had gained 30 pounds for a film in 2003, and now, she does not intend to do any weight transformation.

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Charlize Theron vows to never do weight transformation

Bombshell actress shared in an interview with Allure about her weight transformation for the film Monster. She shared that she had gained 30 pounds for the character of a serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. The actress was immensely appreciated for her excellent portrayal of the role and won several accolades, including the Academy Award.

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Charlize Theron did a massive weight transformation for Monster and Tully in 2018. However, these films made her realize that she does not want to do such a role that requires such weight gain or loss.

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron as Aileen in Monster

Charlize Theron shared,

“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.”

“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.”

“Then I did it at 43 for Tully, and I remember a year into trying to lose the weight, I called my doctor and I said, ‘I think I’m dying because I cannot lose this weight.’ And he was like, ‘You’re over 40. Calm down. Your metabolism is not what it was.’ Nobody wants to hear that.”

Monster was an American biographical crime drama, written and directed by Patty Jenkins in her directorial debut. The film grossed $64 million worldwide.

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Charlize Theron has made peace with her aging body and slower healing process

The MCU actress further talked about the impact of aging on her body as injuries take longer to heal. She said,

“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. More than my face, I wish I had my 25-year-old body that I could 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. I can’t sit down on the toilet. It’s all those very real moments.”

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

The former Batman star, Christian Bale, is also known for his unbelievable physical transformation in movies. Reportedly, the star despised getting in shape for the role of Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. Apparently, he did not enjoy the process of weight gain or loss.

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