Charlize Theron did not make the same mistake twice when sitting down with a particular film producer in Hollywood.
The actress opened up to “The Howard Stern Show” about one of her earliest experiences in the movie and television business. It was my first audition ever,” she said. “I had just turned 19, I might have still been 18. I had never been out for an audition.”
“I asked this modelling agent if she had ever heard anything, like I was going to give this acting thing a try and she said, ‘yep, go to this guy’s house, it’s on Saturday at 9 [at night],'” she continued. “I knocked on the door and he opened up the door and he was in his pyjamas, barefoot.”
“He had a very healthy ego, he felt very good about himself, there was some kind of Muzak playing in the house,” Theron recalled. “There was a lot of cold marble, crystal. And then we sat down and started talking. He sat very close to me, that was strange. The drinking bothered me, I was like, ‘It doesn’t feel right.'”
The producer showed no interest in speaking to Theron about the movie role. Instead, “he put his hand on my knee and that’s when I just went, ‘Oof.'” Theron, now 43, managed to get out of there relatively unscathed. “I was so angry with myself that I didn’t say something,” she expressed. “Why did I not tell him to go f**k himself? It made me so angry.”
Years later, the “Monster” actress found a chance to speak her mind.
“It took me eight years for this thing to come full circle because he offered me a job and I went purely just to have my moment, where he said, ‘Nice to meet you’ and I said, ‘No, we’ve met before,'” said Theron. “He had no recollection of it and his producing partner was standing right next to him. He was embarrassed.”
“I went down the list, I said it was at 9 p.m., on a Saturday at your house, you were wearing pyjamas, I went down the list,” she added. “I had my moment. He went, ‘Wow, I do not remember that.'”
Theron told the story alongside her “Long Shot” co-star Seth Rogen.
She also never named the producer during the interview.