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Charlize Theron For Glamour July 2008

Charlize Theron Steps Out in the Summer Sun

Charlize Theron was happily soaking up the sun for a photoshoot in July's Glamour. Just in time for the release of Hancock, she seems carefree and ready for her big Summer blockbuster. In the issue, Charlize gives us the facts on her career, her man, and her rules to live by. Here's more:


  • On the future: "I don't believe in making five-year plans. I don't want to say, 'Yes, I want to have children in the next five years,' because I don't know. I've always known that I'd like to be a mom, but I don't want to live by a schedule. If I [did], I wouldn't be living in the moment. I try as much as I can to live the life I want [right now]."
  • On why she's attracted to Stuart Townsend: "He's got beautiful feet and hands. [Laughs.] Here's the thing: The Beatles had it wrong about love. They did! I think if you are in a one- or two-year relationship, love is enough. You can thrive on that. [But] when you hit years three and four, you realize that if you're going to live with somebody and not just live near somebody...you have to be nurtured emotionally and spiritually, and you have to be intrigued. Because if that intrigue runs out, you're not going to want to go home anymore."
  • On working with good looking men: "I have no problem telling Stu, 'I think Will Smith is hot and I'm really glad I got to work with him.' I'd be an idiot if I said, 'No, [Will's] not that good-looking.' There'd be something wrong with me."

To see what else Charlize said about the roles she plays and what she's learned from her mom, just read more.

  • On playing sexy characters: "I've always been comfortable with my sexuality. I'm blessed to have been raised by a woman who never made me feel ashamed about what's underneath my clothes. That's a part of me and I don't run away from it."
  • On living by her mother's philosophies: "My mother is one of those very unusual, superb human beings--she's innately strong and incredibly smart. She created an environment for me to explore [who I was]. When I was 18 years old and my knees gave out, I was living in a friend's basement in New York City and feeling depressed. She said to me, 'If you're going to wallow in self-pity, you can do that back in South Africa. Now, what do you want to do with yourself?' "

Charlize seems down to earth to us but we're excited to see her get a little out of this world alongside Will Smith as a superhero in Hancock.

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