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Charlize: Why I did a Bieber

Published 21/07/2015

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron was determined to get her Mad Max: Fury Road co-star Nicholas Hoult on board for Dark Places.

The 39-year-old actress sports short locks in her upcoming movie Dark Places, in which she plays massacre survivor Libby Day.

While the film, based on Gillian Flynn's book of the same title, has a dark storyline, Charlize resembling pop hunk Justin lightened proceedings.

"That was my Mad Max grow-out," she laughed to Entertainment Tonight, referring to shaving her head to play Imperator Furiosa in the action flick.

"I was like, 'We're shooting for 24 days in Shreveport with humidity. I do not think we will be talking about a wig now.'"

It wasn't just her post-Mad Max hairdo that made it into her new film; her co-star Nicholas Hoult - who played Nux - also stars in Dark Places. It was Charlize's idea to get the handsome Brit on board the project after bonding with him during filming.

"I really wanted to do something with him, and Nick and I always joked on the set of Fury Road that we really didn't get to do much in that film, we were just stuck in the same environment," she added. "So when this came, this was one of the first things I read afterwards, and I immediately thought of him."

Charlize has gone through some difficult ordeals during her life. When she was a teenager, her mother Gerda shot dead her alcoholic father after he threatened to shoot them both.

The blonde actress has spoken about how this influenced her portrayal of Libby, who loses her family in the brutal massacre.

"I did experience a very traumatic experience, an event, in my life. And somehow it's formed me," she told TF1.

"My character goes through this ordeal when she's eight years old, and it really is examining what trauma does to a child, especially when she's expected to speak about it."

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