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sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
Just to reiterate my point, direct quotes from Charlize, and also from several articles: 'At first I found it really hard using three different English accents: South African, faking the American, faking the accent required by the job. I decided to make it easier for myself and just do one. I haven't lost my culture, just my accent.' (via imdb. com) "With no money to pay for a coach to perfect her English accent, Charlize Theron set out to lose her South African accent (her mother tongue is Afrikaans) by singing along to popular music and watching American television shows." (askmen. com article) "At a press conference on Tuesday morning at the Westcliff Hotel, Theron explained that acquiring the accent was part of "moulding" herself for a successful career. "I have always gotten into trouble for speaking with an American accent," she said, "but that is what has helped me to survive. There are 40 000 other girls out there wanting to do the same thing, so I do what I need to do, and if you are not willing to make adjustments to how you speak, it's never going to happen." ( article) Haha, I LOVE being right!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
She acquired the American accent in order to help her in Hollywood, that's all there is to it.
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 9 years
and I know people who just came from South Africa that speaks exactly the same way Charlize does. So your point is? Are you trying to say she is faking the way she speaks? I find that hard to believe she would exhaust herself that much. She said herself she learned English in an American accent. She didn't know it well before and she learned it watching tv. You can call her a liar if it makes you feel better but that's what she said. And like I said I know people that just came from South Africa and speak the same exact way Charlize does. People like you that are trying so hard to call someone unpatriotic and traitors to their own country over every little thing are annoying. Leave the girl alone. She comes from bad beginnings a traumatic childhood and has really made it in hollywood and still gives back to her country and shows pride for her country. What do want from her? Leave her alone. I don't for one second believe Charlize secretly has a very heavy South African accent and puts on a front for her friends, boyfriend, co workers and everyone. lol. Is that what you're trying to say? If she lost her accent get over it. This is the way she speaks now. It's not fake. Same thing happened to Mel Gibson. So what? Doesn't mean anything.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
aquariuspatsfan, i am south african and she only left south africa when she was 16. i do not believe for one second that she couldn't speak english and that she "LEARNT ENGLISH" from american tv. that is laughable, because no matter what your first language is here (and we have 11 official languages), EVERYONE can speak english. and english is COMPULSORY in school. i know people who moved away from here to canada or australia when they were still in high school, and they still have their south african accents - no matter how long they've been out of the country. the only reason she adopted an american accent was for getting ahead in the industry!
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
Wow she's gorgeous!!!!
blob blob 9 years
Charlize could have made a career out of being eye candy but she didn't and kudos to her. I think she's fabulous.
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 9 years
sundaygreen you're rude. Charlize learned English in an American accent. How hard is that to understand? She's explained that so many times. Just because she's from South Africa doesn't mean she should have a thick accent if she learned English in an American accent over here. You actually think she is faking every single time she gives an interview? lol. No she learned English over here watching American tv.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
i find her fake american accent absolutely hilarious.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
LOL, she's fun.
desertbanshee desertbanshee 9 years
She's very pretty indeed, until she opens her big mouth.
CelebFanChatRaph CelebFanChatRaph 9 years
She looks beautiful. congrats to her
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
FAB and Gorgeous etc! :P haha
reneenay reneenay 9 years
She's okay i guess.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
Absolutely goregous. Agreed Trixie, she looks fabulous in red lipstick
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
She's stunning. I love seeing her in red lipstick. She looks lovely.
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 9 years
people who are giving her flack are just shallow and sexist because these are the same people that praise to death the likes of Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Christian Bale whenever they physically transform for a role. But a beautiful one does it and soemthing is wrong? Such crap. And what "ugly" roleS. The only ugly role she did was in Monster. Where she was playing a REAL life woman. She had to look like her. Now since Monster people overplay the uglying up thing and all she has to do is dye her hair back brown and they say she's trying to ugly up. IN Sleepwalking she doesn't look ugly. That's jsut stupid. And she looked just fine in North Country and In the Valley of Elah too. But I guess they expect her to only be eye candy for them. Sorry she's not trying to look like Marilyn Monroe and Lana Turner in every movie but she is playing REALISTIC complex women in her films. She deserves props not flack. Oh and did you see that interview. Letterman could barely concentrate he was so bowled over by Charlize's great beauty. ha ha.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
can u get any more perfect?
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Good Lord, she's gorgeous.
BlackBarbie_no2 BlackBarbie_no2 9 years
Like her too!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I had no idea she was born in South Africa! Neat! She is very pretty though :)
Kitty-Collins Kitty-Collins 9 years
the pant length and the shoes,perfect.
juliegal juliegal 9 years
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
she should have kept her south african citizenship. being an american citizen is embarrassing. lol. i kid, i kid.
blob blob 9 years
Stunning, simply stunning.
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