Charlize Theron recently caught up with MoviePhone & chatted about her recent efforts in front of the camera most notably Jason Reitman's Diablo Cody scripted Young Adult. The 36 year old South African actress also discussed her experience of working on Ridley Scott's Prometheus & that my friends is what we are going to focus on here. Theron who plays Meredith Vickers in Scott's sci-fi behemoth has received every award that Hollywood can throw her way from an Academy Award to a Golden Globe, not to mention coveted titles like Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive" so whats left for her to achieve? According to her working with Ridley Scott. Prometheus also stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall & Logan Marshall-Green. Prometheus hits theaters June 8th 2012. Scripted by Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts & Scott. Hit the jump for the details.
Q. The last time you did anything let's say nerdy, with Aeon Flux people didn't like it. Obviously Ridley Scott is involved this time. But any hesitation?
Theron: "God, no. I mean, it's Ridley Scott. I'll be honest with you, I'm very director driven. I think 75 to 80 percent of my decision making is based on the director. Even before I read the script. And I tend to, more than not, find that the directors who inspire me -- the ones I really want to work with -- tend to have interesting material. In the case of Ridley, he's an iconic guy that I think there's three or four in his age and generation. And every actor has one of those guys they kind of dream to work with -- and, for me, it was Ridley Scott."
Theron: "I used to find myself on movies a lot of times just kind of, you know, working with these indecisive ... you know, "I don't know what I want to do." Oh my God, you're the *beep* director. You should know what you want to do here. And I'd always kind of joke, "I just wish Ridley Scott was here right now." In my mind I had always envisioned him as this guy who just walked onto the set and knew exactly what he wanted. And that's exactly who he is. And, at the same time, he's a twelve year old who just still loves what he does. And, by the way, the characters are day and night different. I mean, I'm playing a suit. She's like a real corporate nightmare. But he's everything that I'd hoped he was. Not just to work with him, but on a genre he helped define, is amazing."
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