Charlize Theron is one hell of a woman. She is a true example of a bada**. Known for pulling off some terrific action sequences in films, the actress has established herself amongst the popular action stars.
Recently, Charlize recalled her experience of preparing for the 2003 film, The Italian Job. She shared how she had to train for six weeks more than her male co-stars like Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton and Jason Statham. She earlier found it unfair but well, as we know, she literally nailed her scenes.
During a talk on Comic-Con@Home 2020, Charlize Theron said, “There was a real pressure to pull off those stunts with the actors. There was a very unfair process that went with that. I was the only woman with a bunch of guys, and I remember vividly getting the schedule in our preproduction, and they had scheduled me for six weeks more car training than any of the guys. It was just so insulting.”
Charlize Theron further added that the inconsistency in the pre-production schedules gave her a lot of satisfaction as her male co-stars were struggling. Describing it, she said, “put a real fire under my ass.”
“I was, like, ‘All right, you guys want to play this game, let’s go. I made it a point to out-drive all of those guys. I vividly remember Mark Wahlberg, halfway through one of our training sessions, pulling over and throwing up because he was so nauseous from doing 360s,” added the Atomic Blonde actress.
While boasting of herself for pulling off a reverse 360 or maybe 180 with a vehicle, Charlize Theron quoted, “I did that stunt completely on my own. It was a huge moment for feeling, like, ‘Yeah, we can do all this stuff, and women are so unfairly thought of or treated in the genre.’”