'Charlize is one of the nicest people I've met,' Andy Cohen tells us

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Andy Cohen. (Photo: RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Andy Cohen. (Photo: RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

  • Andy Cohen says Charlize Theron is 'one of the nicest people' he's ever met.
  • The TV host spoke about the South African star in a recent interview with News24.
  • "She sends me baby gifts," Cohen said.


"We love Charlize Theron. As a matter of fact, she's one of the nicest people that I've met," radio and television talk show host Andy Cohen told News24 during a recent one-on-one interview.

Cohen was doing a virtual press tour for his hit TV show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, which is now airing in South Africa weeknights at 22:00 on E! Entertainment (DStv 124).

Asked about having some of South Africa's most famous faces on the show, Cohen said he's only had good experiences catching up with Mzansi's international stars.

"Charlize has been on a few times, and she sends me baby gifts," said Cohen, who has a three-year-old son named Ben and a daughter, Lucy, born in May this year.

Cohen, who is also a New York Times bestselling author, will be releasing the third instalment of his Diaries series, titled, The Daddy Diaries, in May next year.

"She's incredibly generous, and I absolutely love Charlize. One of the last times she was on, her mom was the bartender [on set]. Her mom [Gerda] is hilarious and got her [Charlize] in a lot of trouble. It was really fun. We love Charlize," Cohen added.

Theron recently made headlines in South Africa when she jokingly described her native tongue, Afrikaans, as a "dying language" during a podcast interview. Theron has not addressed the controversy to date.

Cohen also recalled having Trevor Noah on his show, "Trevor has been on a couple of times before. I think the last time he was on was with John Legend. He's great. He and I were just guests on Meghan Markle's podcast. It's the latest episode."

Cohen, Noah, and Judd Apatow featured on Markle's podcast, Archetypes, in an episode titled Man-ifesting a Cultural Shift. It was the first episode to feature men and focused on the labels that hold women back and how men in the media can influence great cultural conversations.

During the episode, Markle revealed that she tried, but failed, to get booked on Cohen's show before she landed her role in the hit TV show Suits.

The former royal told Cohen, "I was so eager to be on your show because I was such a Housewives fan at the time, and I just couldn't get booked, Andy!"

"It's so embarrassing. I mean, it's one of the great mistakes in our 13 years," Cohen told News24.

He added, "Can you imagine if there were footage of Meghan Markle talking about the Housewives floating around? I mean, I really blew it there."


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