Lots of shots as Charlize gets award

2008-02-08 00:00

Cambridge (Massachusetts) — Charlize Theron downed "74 shots" of alcohol before accepting her "Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year" award on Thursday.

The Oscar-winning actress was forced to dance to disco music, show off her best modelling poses and flirt with a man dressed as an elephant to prove to Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals troupe she is a worthy Woman of the Year.

She laughed: "The only challenge today was trying to keep the amount of liquor down that they were feeding me. I did about 74 shots!"

Each year the troupe — America’s oldest undergraduate drama group — choose a woman and man of the year, who they feel best exhibit role model qualities.

Awards spokeswoman Talisa Friedman said: "She’s done so many different projects, she has such a range. Charlize is someone we can look up to."

Theron follows in the footsteps of Scarlett Johansson, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Halle Berry, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who have all received the gold-coloured pot in honour of their achievements.

Christopher Walken will accept the male award soon.

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