Charlize Theron could not maintain again tears when she was honored by her Bombshell co-star Nicole Kidman on the 23rd Annual Hollywood Movie Awards on Sunday.
The celebrated actress — who’s numerous accolades over her 25-year span as a performer embody an Oscar for her function in 2003’s Monster — was honored with the Profession Achievement Award on the star-studded awards present, and he or she spoke to ET’s Lauren Zima backstage on the Beverly Hilton Lodge, the place she opened up concerning the overwhelming expertise.
“Nicole Kidman simply gave me an award for one thing that I by no means actually, you understand, I by no means thought that I’d have this profession,” Theron mentioned, getting emotional with appreciation. “And that is actually the reality.”
“I believe each actor all the time longs for longevity,” she continued. “We attempt to keep on this recreation for a very long time and the truth that I have been in a position to try this, not just for this lengthy however alone phrases, and make the stuff that actually issues to me, meaning rather a lot.”
Theron added, “The truth that I can actually look again on my life and really feel like I did one thing that I actually wished to do means rather a lot.”
She additionally felt extremely fortunate to be offered the award by Kidman — who showered Theron with reward through the ceremony.
“She, to me, is such an icon and any individual that I so respect and admire,” Theron marveled. “For her to say all of these issues and for us to lastly be in a movie collectively — and never only a movie, [but] one thing that I am extremely happy with that I believe is extremely vital and to share that along with her — means rather a lot.”
Throughout the awards present, Theron was dropped at tears by Kidman’s form phrases about her work ethic and her dedication. Theron returned the compliments in form, thanking Kidman for her endless help and shared that Kidman’s stellar performances have had a profound impression on her personal profession.
Earlier than the present, Theron spoke with ET on the crimson carpet, the place she mirrored on the movie she felt had the largest impression on her profession.
“I imply, it is onerous — they are surely like your youngsters. However I believe Monster was undoubtedly a second in my profession the place I noticed the chance that I used to be given was an opportunity to point out that I used to be able to extra and it did change my profession,” Theron mentioned of the movie, during which she performed real-life intercourse worker-turned serial killer, Aileen Wuornos.
Theron mentioned that, earlier than Monster, she’d principally be relegated to taking part in “a number of wives and a number of girlfriends,” however that her powerhouse flip as Wuornos confirmed what she was really able to.
“After that, I did not need to combat so onerous for these attention-grabbing elements anymore, and extra alternatives got here my solution to get exterior of my consolation zone and do issues that had been possibly not anticipated for me,” she continued. “I believe from that second on, I constructed a profession that has type of outlined what I actually wished my profession to be — not typecast, not stereotypical roles, however to actually do issues which might be attention-grabbing and challenges the psyche of how we take a look at folks.”
Theron and Kidman’s highly-anticipated new biographical drama Bombshell— co-starring Margot Robbie, Kate McKinnon, Alice Eve, John Lithgow and Mark Duplass, and directed by Jay Roach — hits theaters Dec. 20.
— Extra reporting and observations by Nikki Snook.
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