Charlize Theron is on the promotional trail for Snow White & The Huntsman and Prometheus, the former being released first. She’s the Evil Queen in SWATH, in stark contrast to Julia Roberts playing the same role in Basic Snow White: Mirror Mirror. The films are nothing alike, save for both queens suffering Wandering Accent Syndrome. I didn’t hate Mirror Mirror, but then I skipped most of the parts with the dwarves (they were annoying). Mirror Mirror is knowingly cheap-looking and infantile, but then it’s fit for its intended audience. SWATH wants an older audience. It’s darker, and brooding. Theron covers Vogue UK May, with her feet taking up the foreground and her Grace Kelly impression in the background.
- On her baby son: ‘I’ve always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I’ve always known I wanted a family… Jackson is incredible, the greatest gift. He is the coolest kid ever.’
- On getting a kid to shut up her mother: ‘I don’t think my mom could wait any more!’
- On her idols: ‘I hope to be like my mom. Fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.’
- On why she picks her characters: ‘All my characters have to be people with a capacity for vulnerability, a weakness. I have never met a human being who doesn’t have vulnerability.’
- On why she never blew up as a model: ‘I was too tall, too big, too late for the supermodel look of the Eighties. Kate Moss and all the tiny, grungy girls had just become fashionable, and I didn’t fit the bill.’