Charlize Theron 'Can't Foresee' Herself Getting Plastic Surgery

05/29/2012 at 03:15 PM ET

Kristen Stewart, Charlize TheronCourtesy Interview

Charlize Theron doesn’t need a magic mirror; she knows she’s aging, albeit gracefully. “I look in the mirror and my face is changing,” she admits in the latest issue of Interview. “I have a different relationship all of a sudden with myself. Your face changes, things change — that’s just kind of what happens.”

And though the Snow White and the Huntsman star accepts her fate — “There are days when I definitely look in the mirror and go, ‘All right, I need to find a cream,'” she reveals — being a major Hollywood star changes the game.

“It’s hard in this industry, because I think so much importance is put on how you look,” she says. “I’m not brave enough to be like, ‘You know what? I’m just going to let it happen. Whatever. I’m so cool with every line on my face.'”

However, Theron has limits. “I can’t foresee myself ever going under the knife, but then again, I’m only in my mid-thirties,” she says. “Maybe it’s different when you’re in your mid-sixties. So I don’t want to make statements about where I’m gonna be in 30 years.”

Much of Theron’s acceptance has to do with her mother, who “really instilled in me that my moral compass and achievements all had to come from a real place that had nothing to do with my beauty or how I looked,” she shares. But still, “I definitely have a different relationship with the way I look,” she says. “It’s not all-consuming. But I’m also human.”


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Ugonna Wosu on


notimpressed on

It’s hard for me to hear how “down to earth” she is considering she is known for her massive entourage and unwillingness to interact with anyone outside of it on her vacations. Why sign up for touristy things if you’re going to keep yourself in an entourage bubble.

HoosierNewman on

Good for her! Why bow down to the media’s expectation of beauty. Besides most African-American’s don’t do plastic surgery.

[For the NitPickers] Yes she is African-American she was born in South Africa and now a US citizen. So…

Sunny on

She already uses Botox. One red carpet she had fine lines on her forehead and the next they’re gone. She also had a nose job or something. She looks different than she did years ago.

joeallard on

Why would you Charlize!? You are a natural beauty. I would be disappointed if you did.

Lotus on

@Hoosier – the African part is supposed to be for her ancestry and the American part is citizenship. Same as if someone described themselves as Italian American or Mexican American. Therefore, she is not African American seeing as how her ancestry is clearly European. It has nothing to do with being nitpicky.

Courtney on

so what some people have plastic surgery and you can barely tell and besides that photo is shopped to death

Tamina on

lol Oh lord HoosierNewman, if she’s an African American then I’m a Caucasian American. Most of us African Americans don’t get plastic surgery as we are blessed because we don’t need it due to the pigment in our skins. Unfortunately, she does not have the pigment of anyone of African descent so her skin will indeed crack whether we call her African American or not.

Ugonna Wosu on


your rumor mongering doesn’t impress ME.

Ugonna Wosu on


Disagree. Hyphenated names are as much about where you originally came from as it is about your ancestry down the line. She is FROM Africa. The Italian Americans who call themselves that are typically FROM italic, plus the kids they have. Same with Arabic Americans, and so on. African Americans should be people like myself, who has parents from Nigeria. American blacks call themselves AA, frankly because they would have no other way to identify themselves otherwise. Not to be mean, and I know it is not their fault, but it is true.

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