- 14 Aug 17
Oscar-winner CHARLIZE THERON had to learn how to physically fight for her starring role as a deadly MI6 agent in ultra-violent new spy thriller, Atomic Blonde. She reflects on the fall of the Berlin Wall, female empowerment, filming a lesbian sex scene, and her love of Depeche Mode.
Sitting beautifully poised at a table in the salubrious upstairs bar of Berlin’s Soho House, South African-born actress Charlize Theron is recalling the one time in her life that she actually threw a physical punch at someone.
“I’ve only had one fight in my life,” she admits, cringing at the memory. “I can’t even call it a fight. It wasn’t really a fight. I, very clumsily, when I was young, I got into an altercation with a girl at a bar and, before I knew it, I threw a punch.”
The 41-year-old Oscar-winner laughs. “But it was not like Lorraine at all. In my head I thought it was that. No, I was shaking and can remember going, ‘Did I just do that?’ But that was my only kind of young, stupid moment where I punched a girl.”