Charlize Theron felt ‘belittled’ by wardrobe arrangements on film sets – Film News | Film-News.co.uk
Charlize Theron used to feel belittled having wardrobe fittings in front of male directors.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar for an interview published Thursday, the Oscar-winning actress said she felt powerless on a film set when it came to trying on her characters’ clothes.
“Having absolutely no control over what you wear is a big deal that’s really f**king bothered me for years. Having a guy make you try on almost in front of them – stuff like that is really belittling,” the actress explained. “When I started, there was no conversation around it. It was like, ‘This is what you wear.'”
Charlize recalled an experience where her lack of control over her wardrobe on set particularly annoyed her.
“I remember one movie in particular, this male director who kept bringing me in, edit after edit after edit after… And it was so obvious that it had to do with my sexuality and how much they could be f**kable me in the movie,” Charlize shared.
She lamented that “when I started it was just kind of the norm”.
Charlize’s production company, Denver & Delilah, is focused on using makeup and wardrobe in a respectful way for the women on set, reports Harper’s Bazaar. She said of the initiative, “There’s a natural struggle in me to want to create environments that feel like the things I wish I had 30 years ago when I started.”