Charlize Theron: Having A Child Makes Me Want To Explore Real Issues
Charlize Theron wants to take on more serious roles. While at the “A Million Ways to Die in the West” premiere in Los Angeles, the actress told Wonderwall, “I think it’s a personal thing, but for me, having a child only emphasizes how much more I want to explore real issues and things that really matter.”
She added, “Darkness is one of those things that I don’t think that I can veer away from just because I have a child.”
Her decisions are based on her adopted son Jackson.
“When you have a child, you become almost more obsessed with wanting to know why people do bad things. It doesn’t at all make me want to go, ‘I’m just going to close my eyes and be naive about it.'”
However Jackson, 2, will have to wait to see mommy’s work.
“Obviously he’s not going to see any of that stuff until he’s way older,” she explained.
She also said, “My work comes way below him so even though I have all of those interests and I want to go and explore all of that stuff, it’s when I have time for that.”