Charlize Theron is one of the most talked-about women in the world, one of the reasons being that she refuses to stay silent about uncomfortable subjects.
During a recent interview on Diane von Furstenburg’s podcast, In Charge, the actor opened up about her response to her daughter telling her that she needs a boyfriend.
‘You need a boyfriend’, Charlize’s 5-year-old daughter reportedly told her, and the academy award winner’s response is going viral.
‘I said, “Actually, I don’t. Right now, I feel really good,” and she’s like, “But, you know what, Mom? … You need a boyfriend, you need a relationship,”’ Charlize recalled. ‘And I was like, “I am in a relationship. I’m in a relationship with myself right now.”’
Charlize went on to explain that her daughter had ‘this look in her eye like she had never really contemplated that that was even a possibility and I said, “That is a really important thing for you guys to know.”’
‘We are raising a generation of young girls who realise that there is absolutely no shame in that game to be in relationship with yourself — to not fall into what society kind of predicts for us as what is socially acceptable: If you are not in a relationship, somehow you’re a failure,’ she continued. ‘Those are all constructs that we need to change. I remember two days ago just looking back in the rearview mirror and seeing my little 5-year-old’s face; her mind was blown. But I know that that was the day that she realised there’s a different possibility.’
Charlize Theron – always inspiring us on the regular.