'I'm here to say, girls can do that'
Last week saw Comic-Con return to San Diego, with fans flocking to the convention in their thousands to catch a glimpse at their favourite action characters.
However some fans got more than they bargained for, when Academy award winner Charlize Theron brought feminism to Comic-Con, delivering an empowering speech to her fans.
The South African born actress attended the convention to talk about her new action film, Atomic Blonde, with some people comparing her character, a British spy called Lorraine, to a female James Bond.
When asked if she would ever consider taking on the infamous James Bond tux and become the first ever female 007, Charlize wasn’t so sure, explaining ‘I’m fine with leaving that over to Daniel or to Idris – who I think would be a fricken awesome Bond – and I’ll do Lorraine.’
She continued: ‘I think of this character as something that could hopefully live and breathe in the same kind of format. We could actually make a couple more movies.’
When talking about the action element of the film, Charlize explained, ‘I wanted to make this movie and let it be as bad-ass as this and not have anybody come up to us and say, a girl can’t do that. That was important to me. I’m hear to say, girls can do that.’
She continued: ‘That’s the reality, I can’t fight the same as a guy can fight but that doesn’t mean that I can fight any less or any less better than a man.’