Charlize Theron on representation - 'I want my kids to feel like they belong'

Charlize Theron attends the 22nd CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) Photographed by Frazer Harrison
Charlize Theron attends the 22nd CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) Photographed by Frazer Harrison
Frazer Harrison

Charlize Theron wants her daughters to see themselves represented in both cinema and in life.

The actress is mother to two adopted daughters – eight-year-old Jackson, and four-year-old August – and has said she wants them to grow up being accurately represented in film and television, so they can feel they belong.

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Speaking on Variety’s Big Ticket podcast, she says, "I'm a mom to two small Black girls, and I want them to grow up in a world where they see themselves, where there is an awareness that they can be whomever they want to be because they see it. And that's not just in cinema, that's in life, too."

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The star went on to say she wants to surround her children in a world where they feel like they belong and they can shine live to their full potential.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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