Charlize Theron has played many types of women in acting roles over the years. She can be frightening, elegant, fierce, and afraid. One gets the impression of her from interviews and red carpet appearances, that the real Charlize Theron is always composed and in charge.
Charlize Theron begs to differ.
“I have this thing that happens when I get nervous where I get so nervous that I will say something really inappropriate. I can’t… it’s like Tourette’s in a weird way. I don’t know how to stop it, it just like verbal diarrhea.”
That statement came as part of her recounting to Jimmy Kimmel about her meeting President Barack Obama. It happened backstage at Kimmel’s show the last time Theron was a guest. President Obama had been a guest that night, too.
“Oh my god, this was terrible, Jimmy, this was terrible,” Theron said. “I was really nervous because I was kind of hiding in the back and then somebody from his team like came to get me and ushered me over to him. He waited to meet with me and everything had stopped around his world to meet me and it was just a lot of pressure and I was really nervous.”
"What kind of idiotic mirror thinks that Kristen Stewart is fairer than Charlize Theron?"
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Charlize Theron continued, giving some detail of the conversation between her and the President.
“He was so complimentary about you,” Theron told Kimmel, “and how grateful he was to be on the show. He felt like being on the show, he was reaching a [younger] demographic.”
Wait for it.
“Then there was this pause and I didn’t know what to say,” Theron admits. “All I could come up with was, ‘Well, if you’re looking for a different demographic, I can take you to a strip club!'”
“It was terrible, terrible, terrible.”
So Charlize Theron invited Barack Obama to a strip club. He declined. The presidency is not worth that kind of sacrifice.
— Peter Johnson (@P_Johnson9) July 21, 2015
Theron was genuinely embarrassed and horrified that she had said this to the President.
“Michelle Obama’s gonna kill me,” Theron joked. “He was so gracious, and funny, and he could tell that I was really nervous. He was nothing but lovely. But I couldn’t sleep for, like, four weeks, because I would close my eyes and think, ‘Oh, my God, I said that! Why did say that?'”