Charlize Theron was bullied by mean girls in school, she says
Theron, currently working the awards circuit for an acclaimed performance in Jason Riteman's "Young Adult," opened up about her days being teased -- days that saw a much less glamorous Charlize walking the halls.
"I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn't like [me]," Theron said in New York, where "Adult" was recently screened with Dior. "I didn't have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes."
"I actually got a lot of the mean-girl stuff from the ages of 7 to 12. I was pretty much a mess in primary school," she said. "But I got that out of my system by the time I got to high school and was more immune to all of that stuff."
Considering the Oscar-winning glamazon we've grown accustomed to, we'd say she's more than immune. "Adult" casts Theron as a boozy, vicious writer of teen fiction who returns to her hometown to steal back her high school boyfriend.
At least she's got some character background.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Charlize Theron arrives at "REACH: 24 Portraits" by Randall Slavin, benefitting her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, in L.A. on Oct. 12. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images