published : 2023-08-21
Charlize Theron Debunks Cosmetic Surgery Rumors: 'B----, I'm Aging!'
Charlize Theron addresses societal expectations and celebrates her natural aging process.
Embracing the inevitability of aging, the 'Atomic Blonde' star, Charlize Theron, recently made headlines, vehemently dispelling rumors of having undergone 'bad plastic surgery' during her appearance on a French talk show.
The actress's candid remarks swiftly silenced the gossip, reaffirming the authenticity of her changing appearance: 'My face is changing, and I love that it's aging.'
She also quashed any false assumptions, clarifying that her evolving looks aren't a result of botched cosmetic procedures, but simply the natural progression of age; 'B----, I'm just aging! This is just what happens.'
While Theron hasn't had any cosmetic surgery, she took a stance of understanding towards those who had chosen to do so.
She spoke unabashedly about the differing societal standards for aging men and women; men are often said to 'age like fine wines' while time appears less generous to women, likening them to 'cut flowers'--a concept she staunchly opposes.
Expressing her disdain for this age-old disparity, Theron voiced her determination to combat the societal prejudice but recognized the need for women to age in their own unique way. She advocated for greater empathy acknowledging, 'We need to be a little bit more empathetic to how we all go through our journey.'
Although Theron celebrates her changing visage, she confessed wishing for the physical resilience of her younger years: 'More than my face, I wish I had my 25-year-old body that I can just throw against the wall and not even hurt tomorrow.'
Coping with a changing physique, she noted, poses significant challenges, especially when returning to seemingly routine fitness regimes can lead to unexpected physical difficulties.
The passage of time, however, has had more than just aesthetic implications on Theron's life, influencing even her professional decisions.
Expressing newfound circumspection, she vowed never to gain weight for a role again, reminiscing about her struggle to lose weight after her film 'Tully' at the age of 43.
Despite the natural progression of aging, and its impacts on physical resilience, Theron stands proud, accepting and advocating the authenticity and beauty in getting older.