Charlize Theron opens up about aging in Hollywood and lack of roles for "gorgeous" women

Charlize Theron holds little back in the May issue of British GQ. The stunning actress opened up about the double standard in how aging men and women are viewed in Hollywood and made some surprising comments about losing out to roles because she was too pretty for the part. "Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story. How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, gown-wearing eight-foot model?" she asks.

Wearing just a blazer, mini shorts and Christian Louboutins, the mother of two sizzles on the cover of the men's publication. Inside the pages, The Huntsman: Winter's War star admitted that, "When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first."

This wasn't always the case for the Oscar winning actress who underwent a dramatic transformation in the 2003 film Monster. The actress delivered a harrowing performance as real-life serial killer Eileen Wuornos in the flick, a role for which she gained 30 pounds and wore prosthetic teeth.

Charlize underwent a dramatic transformation for 2003's Monster. Photo: © Remstar

Charlize, 40, also addressed aging in Hollywood and how women are finally embracing the issue and fighting back against double standards. "We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine. And, for a long time, women accepted it. We were waiting for society to change, but now we’re taking leadership," she said, adding, "It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men… It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.”

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