'Young Adult' star jokes to MTV News that she's been 'unemployed,' getting 'therapy,' during big-screen absence.
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
Charlize Theron Photo: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage
For a woman who's been honored with nearly every important award that Hollywood has to offer, from an Academy Award to a Golden Globe, not to mention coveted titles like Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive" and Spike's "Decade of Hotness," it seems like it's been awhile since we've seen Charlize Theron in action.
Thankfully the nearly three-year wait for a Theron movie to hit theaters is almost over. Her latest flick is the buzzed-about Jason Reitman-directed, Diablo Cody-scripted comedy "Young Adult," which gets a limited release next week; the highly anticipated "Snow White and the Huntsman" hits theaters next summer.
MTV News recently caught up with the down-to-earth Oscar winner as she did press for "Young Adult," and we had to find out what the lovely leading lady has been up to the last few years.
"[I was] unemployed, I just couldn't get a job," Theron joked, adding that an average weekday for her involved several ... suspicious activities.
"I cry and drink and shoot heroin. Is that not a typical Tuesday for you?" Theron asked MTV News' Josh Horowitz with a smile. "Then I go to therapy and things turn out OK. No, I was getting ready to go and do a film in Australia and that just kept pushing and pushing," she explained, referring to the problem-plagued "Mad Max: Fury Road."
Theron said she "would love" to make "Fury Road" in spite of the delayed production. And while she's slated to star opposite Tom Hardy in the film, the actress debunked a rumor that her character would be kicking butt with just one arm. "Who told you that?" she asked when we brought up the report. "Do you actually believe everything on the Interweb? Poor you," she laughed.
It's still unclear when or if George Miller's long-delayed resurrection of the "Mad Max" franchise will start production again, but fans can be hopeful. After all, Miller recently revealed his plans for not one, but three feature films.
"We started with ['Fury Road'], but we then started to do a second story and a third," he said. "We've written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to — they were part of the exploration of the characters."