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Saturday 20 September 2014

Theron: Motherhood has boosted work

Charlize Theron says being a mum has made her more creative in her work

Charlize Theron has revealed becoming a mother has made her want to work more.

The 36-year-old Oscar winner - whose adoption of son Jackson was announced in March - stars in new blockbusters Snow White And The Huntsman and Prometheus, and is about to begin work on a reimagining of Mad Max with Tom Hardy. She admitted she has been surprised by how prolific becoming a mother has made her.

Charlize said: "I thought, 'I'm probably not going to want make this movie' and all I'd want to do is mope about in my pyjamas and roll with him on the carpet and we did that for a couple of months and it was great.

"The crazy thing that happened that I wasn't expecting was that it made me feel really creative.

"I started developing and selling movies with my production company and the more I think about shooting this, [the more] I'm excited about it.

"I feel this little innocent baby is making me more curious about the human condition."

The Monster star has credited acting with helping her work through the torrent of emotions she's endured since that night.

"I can actually have this experience through acting where I can make sense of my life.

"Maybe that's therapy for other people or meditation. For me it's experiencing emotion, confusion, loss through any character."

:: Snow White And The Huntsman and Prometheus are both released on Friday, June 1

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