According to Charlize Theron, being beautiful is actually a blessing and a curse (boo-hoo).
In an interview with British GQ, the 40-year-old moaned about being really hot (and how it ultimately affects the kinds of roles she gets). "Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story,” she added. "How many roles are there out there for a gorgeous, f******, gown-wearing, eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away.”
Again, BOO FREAKING HOO.
Ok, so we'll stop bagging her out and admit that to score all of her grittiest roles, Charlize did shave off her hair (Mad Max: Fury Road) and wear prosthetics/pack on 13 kilos for 2003's Monster.
And while the superstar/supermodel/super-unicorn was only 28 when she starred in Monster, she's also taking a stand against updated standards where ageism is concerned.
“We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine. And, for a long time, women accept it,” she added.
“We were waiting for society to change, but now we’re taking leadership.
“It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men … It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40."
If we looked like you now Charlize, we'd be pretty stoked.