CHARLIZE Theron insists motherhood won’t stop her from taking on darker roles.
The actress — who stars in raunchy comedy western A Million Ways to Die in the West — adopted son Jackson, now 2, in 2012.
Charlize says becoming a mother makes her want to have a stronger understanding of why people behave the way they do.
“There are things that he’s never, never going to see, but I feel like that creativity and that interest – when you have a child you become almost more obsessed with wanting to know why people do bad things,” she said.
“It doesn’t at all make me want to go, ‘I’m just going to close my eyes and be naïve about it’.
“Obviously he’s not going to see any of that stuff until he’s way older, and my work really is my work and then he’s that priority.
“My work comes way below him so, even though I have all of those interests and I want to go and explore all of that stuff, it’s when I have time for that.”
A full-skirted ball gown may be the ne plus ultra of Cannes glamour, but it’s not a very good hiding place.
On Friday night, a notorious red carpet prankster caused a scene at the premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2, when he attempted to dive under the hem of America Ferrera’s pale yellow Georges Hobeika Couture dress.
As Ferrera posed for photographers with co-stars Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou, she initially seemed unaware of the action taking place behind her. (Though the crowd behind her reacted in shock!) Within seconds, several security guards rushed in to drag the man out from under the actress’s voluminous gown.
The culprit has been identified as famed prankster Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian TV presenter who has pulled similar stunts in the past.
In 2012, Sediuk was slapped by Will Smith when he attempted to kiss the actor on the red carpet at the Moscow premiere of Men in Black 3. The following year, he spent the night in an L.A. jail after storming the stage as Adele accepted the award for best pop solo performance at the 2013 Grammys.
Though Ferrera appeared to be shaken and confused by the incident she soon regained her composure. After making her way up the grand staircase of the Palais des Festivals, the actress was reassured by a concerned Blanchett, who wrapped a protective arm around her before the cast made their way inside. “It’s fine — I’m over it,” Ferrera told The Hollywood Reporter. “[My castmates] were all so supportive. They all just wanted to know I was okay.”
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According to Us Weekly, the actor has split from girlfriend Nicky Whelan after six months of dating.
Sources say the pair ended their relationship nearly a month ago.
It was revealed in October that Murray, 32, and the Australian actress, 33, were an item. That same month, the pair were seen getting cozy at the Lucky Brand Flagship Store opening event in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“They [were] very touchy with their arms around each other and holding hands,” an onlooker said at the time.
“They are definitely head over heels.”
Murray and the Matador star first met on set of the film Left Behind, which is due to hit theaters this October.
Murray was previously married to former One Tree Hill costar Sophia Bush. The Chicago P.D. actress annulled the marriage five months after their April 2005 nuptials and was granted a divorce. Murray ended his seven-year engagement to fiancee Kenzie Dalton in September 2013.