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Charlize Theron Saw Her First Comic Book at 16

Popular American actress and producer Charlize Theron saw her first comic book at 16. 

Charlize Theron, Oscar-winning star revealed she had never seen a comic book until she was 16. The American actress with 44 years, upcoming film, ‘The Old Guard’, is based on a graphic novel- but it was hard for her and had little opportunities to read such books when she was experiencing childhood in South Africa.

Theron said Empire magazine: ”I grew up in a small farm community in South Africa and I don’t think I even knew any kids who had comic books.

The first time I saw a comic book I think I was 16 years of age. I was like, ‘Woah!’
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Charlize plays a soldier of fortune Andromache of Seythia, who is 6,000 years of age, in the film – however, the actress still felt the character had a real-life vibe.  

She stated that: ”My initial reaction when I read the ‘Old Guard’ graphic novel was that I felt there was something very grounded in Andy. That was the thing that excited me, despite the concept, she felt real, and not ‘fantasy’. So I tried to bring genuine exhaustion to her, and not get bogged down in the idea that she’s lived thousands of years, she’s seen it all and she knows every kind of martial art there is.” 

The Oscar-winning actress believes action movies have changed a lot since she began her career.  

Watch: Charlize Theron Saw Her First Comic Book at 16

Talking about how the genre is currently observed as ‘proper cinema’, she stated: ”It’s changed completely. But so has the quality of these action movies.” 
”There’s more character development now, brilliant storytelling. I never feel like, ‘I’ll do an action movie for ‘them’ so I can do ‘Bombshell’ for me. I love working in both genres.”

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