Crush of the Month ~ Charlize Theron

 

She’s gorgeous, she’s totally hot, she likes her hearts beating ~ with blood.

That’s right kids, today we’re crushing on the totally lovable Evil Queen from the new movie, Snow White and the Huntsman.

Besides the fact that Charlize has been in a bunch of movies that were critically acclaimed (even winning the Oscar for her role as a ‘monster’), this actress is an amazing humanitarian.

Born in South Africa in 1975, Charlize originally wanted to be a ballet dancer. A knee injury sidelined that goal, which spun her into a major depression. Because  her mom is so totally cool, she told Charlize to suck it up, to “figure out what to do next or you come home, because you can sulk in South Africa.”

Then her mom bought her a one-way ticket to Hollywood where Charlize was ‘discovered’ at a bank on Hollywood Blvd. Apparently the teller refused to cash a check and Charlize got a tad testy with her. A talent agent saw her and gave her his card. Unfortunately he only sent her script for trashy movies so Charlize fired him. Good call. At first she only got small parts on little known movies until she was cast in a supporting role in 2 Days in the Valley. After that, she landed a role in Devil’s Advocate and her career took off.

Even though she became a US Citizen in 2007, she retains her South African citizenship and was asked to be a UN Messenger of Peace in 2008. Charlize is vocal about her commitment to her home country, supporting the Africa Outreach Project and working with Tom’s Shoes. They partnered to create a vegan shoe made out of the African baobab tree, which is so utterly cool in and of itself, but what’s most awesome is together they gave 10,000 pair of shoes to destitute children.

As a little side note here ~ If you didn’t know this already, Tom’s Shoes has a program where, for every pair of shoes bought, they donate a pair to children in need. Tom’s are cute, comfy, and well worth the price. Especially since they give back! These aren’t Charlize’s shoes, they’re a pair I own and I love them! Pink glitter people. How can you go wrong? 😉

Along with her African Outreach Project, Charlize is a fierce supporter of Women’s Rights, Animal Rights, and Marriage Equality. She totally rocks!

Last season on Top Chef Charlize was one of the guest judges and the cheftestants had to make her a meal fit for an Evil Queen. She was up for trying anything the chefs made. I have to be honest, I would’ve run screaming from the table with some of the offerings. Not our fabulous Ms. Theron. She ate everything ~ even a heart. Eww.

Snow White and the Huntsman opens today and you know I’ll be seeing it this weekend. Not only for my sweet Chris Hemsworth (who was my Crush of the Month for March. You can read about him here), but for Charlize’s performance as the Evil Queen. She’s deliciously wicked.

Because I love my male readers, I’m adding this pic just for you. Okay, I admit, even us female readers can enjoy the beauty of Charlize’s body. Damn. Gold never looked so good!

Will you be seeing Snow White this weekend? Do you think Charlize used bronzer in this pic? Spray paint? What’s your favorite Charlize Theron movie? **I was just informed by my husband that she’s going to be in Prometheus, too. Since the trailers scare the wits out of me, I’ve sort of blocked this knowledge from my mind.

For those of you who missed my May Movie Madness post, here’s the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman.

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26 thoughts on “Crush of the Month ~ Charlize Theron

  1. I was clicking with baited breath to see my picture hooked to this link! – Alas I am only slightly disappointed because I got beat out by a hottie like Charlize! (I’m sure it was a coin toss really on who to use for this post!) – I heard from my Blog Princess that we’ll be taking in this film shortly – can’t wait – I’m sure I’ll give it a “gold” thumbs up!

    • You are way to freaking hilarious! I wasn’t aware that your name was Charlize Theron! Too cool. Actually, I think you’d make a great CotM, so we’re going to make that happen. How does Mr. July sound?

      “Gold” thumbs up. I get it! 😉

  2. I will definitely be seeing Snow White this weekend and then next week Charlize is up again in Prometheus. Are you looking forward to your date with Chris, Tameri? 🙂

    • You know I was looking forward to my date with Chris! And boy, he did not disappoint. I hope you like the movie ~ we loved it. My husband is totally looking forward to Prometheus, but I just can’t do it. Way too scary for me.

  3. Ok…first…LOVE THOSE SHOES!!!!!!! OMG!! Must. Get. Pair! They are fabulous. Don’t tell hubby but I am totally going shopping…LOL!!
    Can’t WAIT to see the movie. It’s going to be amazing and I think Charlize rocks! I had no idea her background so loved your post. I think one of my fav movies of her is Monster. Incredible acting…
    FAB profile darlin’! Happy weekend!

  4. Just got home from seeing the movie. She was excellent in it. It was very cool how they aged her then made her look beautiful again.

  5. Tameri, Charlize Theron has got to be one of THE most beautiful women alive.

    I am so bad. I didn’t know about this movie until I visited Marcy Kennedy’s post about the new Snow White movie. I don’t watch T.V. Will you please write a review? Charlize is a good actress. I’m sure it’s going to be great. Just shows that we’re never too old for Snow White! 🙂

    • What?!? Well, I guess not watching T.V. or going to movies that often would make it difficult to know what’s coming out. I’m going to write a review on Tuesday. I really liked the movie, I’ll tell you that much!

  6. You are so right, Tameri. She is a wonderful combination of beauty and brains. I just read Jillian’s review of the movie and will put it on my list now that I’m back in the real world. How are your revisions going?

    • I loved Jillian’s review. I think we liked the movie a tad more than her, but she brought up great points. I’m a sucker for a full-on Happily Ever After and this movie leaves that a bit ambiguous. Still, I loved it.

      Revisions are on hold while the editor has the MS (still!). I’m hoping to hear from her this week. Until then, I’m working on a romantic suspense. Modern world’s are so much fun to write in, but I keep trying to give them magical powers! 😉

      I hope you’re enjoying your break from the MS before you start on revisions.

  7. Ooh, I’m joining in on this crush big time. I respect Charlize for her advocacy and her choosiness regarding film roles. She’s also not afraid to “ugly down” for intense roles like her lead in “Monster.” That and “North Country” are my faves!

  8. Can’t wait to see the film and hope we get to hear your thoughts on it! My favourite movie of hers is definitely Monster…thought it’s pretty hardcore. She’s a brilliant actor 🙂

  9. Will probably see it this week. Looks really good. Charlize is a fantastic actress and all-around good person. Have seen a few interviews with her. She had a very interesting childhood, for sure.

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  11. Smarts and beauty are a winning combination. I can’t wait to see this version of Snow White, thanks to Charlize and Chris. This will propably become my new Charlize favorite movie, the old one is Aeon Flux.

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