Charlize Theron, the acclaimed actress who took the reins as the face of Dior’s J'Adore fragrance last year, has found herself at the center of plastic surgery speculation. Speaking to Allure in a candid interview on Friday, the 48-year-old actress addressed these rumors with both humor and forthrightness.
“Indeed, my face is undergoing its natural progression. I appreciate and embrace the changes and aging that come with time,” Theron remarked. Despite this acceptance, she noted that the gossip mill has been rife with whispers about potential facelifts, leading her to quip, “Just because I'm aging doesn’t imply I've had poor plastic surgery.
It’s simply life taking its course”.
Theron's Rise and Oscar Triumph
The South African actress captured the hearts of many in Hollywood during the 1990s through memorable performances in films like “The Devil’s Advocate” and “The Astronaut’s Wife”.
Her commitment to the craft was on full display when she transformed herself to play serial killer Aileen Wuornos in "Monster" (2003), a role that earned her an Oscar. In her younger days, Theron had the resilience to bounce back quickly from significant weight fluctuations required for roles.
However, the dynamics shifted when she gained 35 pounds for "Tully" in 2018 and then struggled for an entire year to revert to her previous weight. As a mother of two, she now finds herself striving to redefine Hollywood’s rigid beauty standards.
Theron reflected, “The notion that men age gracefully like wines, whereas women wither like flowers, troubles me deeply. I’ve been battling against this stereotype, advocating for women to age on their terms”.
Interestingly, Theron expressed more nostalgia for her youthful physique's capabilities than her appearance, lamenting the loss of her physical resilience in stunts and rigorous exercises. While the changing dynamics of aging are inevitable, Theron finds solace in moments of levity, often courtesy of her children.
Recalling a recent incident, she laughed as she shared her eldest child's reaction to one of her Dior ads, “My friends will see this! Couldn't you wear a shirt?” As she navigates the complex terrains of fame and aging, Theron wishes for a more mature and empathetic discourse on the subject.
"While seeing my face on billboards might be a comedic affair now, I believe we should approach everyone’s journey with more understanding,” she concluded in her conversation with Allure.