Charlize Theron talks about being a mom to “two beautiful girls” during an appearance on Friday’s “Graham Norton Show”.
Discussing her South African roots and bringing up her own children, Theron says, “I’m raising two beautiful proud black African girls and I want them to find themselves and not necessarily push my ancestry on them, but I have taught them two very sweet Afrikaans songs about politeness.”
Theron’s interview comes after she revealed she’s raising her first child Jackson as a girl after she told her aged 3, “I am not a boy.”
The 43-year-old said of the 7-year-old: “Yes, I thought she was a boy, too. Until she looked at me when she was 3-years-old and said, ‘I am not a boy!'”
The actress added to the Daily Mail, “So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive.
“They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide.”
Theron continued, “My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be.
“And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that.”
Theron adopted Jackson in 2012, before she adopted her daughter August three years later.
It’s been reported for years that Theron was raising Jackson as a girl after pictures emerged showing the youngster wearing skirts and dresses.