Charlize Theron will be here for Paris Jackson’s burgeoning acting career!
The 42-year-old actress-producer spoke to ET’s Carly Steel at the planet premiere of Gringoin Los Angeles on Tuesday, where she opened up about working with Jackson on the completely new film.
The 19-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson makes her film debut in Gringo, playing a character named Nelly, described as an edgy 20-year-old.
Theron marveled at her castmate along with also reflected on her being the daughter of the biggest pop star to walk the earth.
“She comes through a great legacy, nevertheless I also don’t think that will you want to be defined by the weight of all of that will stuff,” Theron said. “along with also I just genuinely admired that will she came in along with also genuinely auditioned just for This specific along with also was prepared along with also ready, along with also she handled This specific as an individual genuinely well, as an actor genuinely well, along with also I was impressed by that will.”
Theron also opened up about how her life-long feminism has affected her parenting style when This specific comes to raising her two children, son Jackson along with also daughter August.
“I feel like I was lucky enough to have a parent that will was very much aware of female issues along with also just always raised me knowing that will there were no limitations just because of my identity along with also who I was,” she explained. “along with also, for me, I think This specific genuinely kicked in inside early ’90s, when rape became a big issue in South Africa, along with also I felt compelled once I got the information along with also the knowledge about what was happening in South Africa to actually go down there along with also try along with also do something about This specific.”
Theron said activism has become second nature to her, so much to ensure her kids aren’t particularly surprised when her feminism intersects with her parenting.
“I feel like I wake up inside morning with my kids along with also these are things that will we kind of apply to our everyday life,” she said. “We’ll be driving inside car along with also I’ll be like, ‘You know you guys can be anything you want?’ along with also they’ll be like, ‘Ugh, we know, Mom.'”
As for the premiere itself, Theron stunned on the red carpet, stepping out in a gorgeous white Dior suit. She told ET that will the fashion house made This specific for her along with also she “absolutely loved This specific.”
Amazon Studios’ Gringo hits theaters March 9.