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Charlize Theron opens up about her misery after gaining a drastic amount of weight

Monica Otayza
May 08, 2018
08:01 A.M.
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Charlize Theron is an A-list actress that has worked hard to get to where she is now. However, that hard work has been taking a toll on her after she accepted a role that needed her to gain 50lbs. 

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After adding 50 pounds to her original weight to play 'Tully', a single mother-of-three in her latest project, Charlize revealed that she had to struggle with depression. 

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Revealing more details on an interview with Good Morning America in Times Square, the actress shared:

"I dealt with depression for the first time in my life, and I think a lot of it had to do with just the amount of processed foods I was eating and the amount of sugar."

The 42-year-old mother said that filming this particular movie was very intense, especially having to work with four child actors while having to tend to her two children in real life. 

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"I had more injuries on this than I ever did on 'Mad Max' or 'Atomic Blonde'. It's hard being a mom!"

The South African-born winner explains how there was minimal differences between her film and real life, especially that she was doing the same things in-between takes. 

"I was working with a set of twins on the set, and a five-year-old and an eight-year-old, and then I had a one-year-old and a four-year-old in the trailer, and I literally just went from changing diapers on set to changing diapers in my trailer. It was just nonstop. I herniated a disc in my lower back."

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The Oscar winner adopted her son Jackson in 2012, and later on her daughter called August in 2015. However, Charlize credits her mother Gerda who she claims is a wonder. 

"She is such a wonder. I mean, she's the greatest teacher that I have ever had, and she from the first moment I became a mom used to say this thing to me, and it's so profound. She would just always say 'Tomorrow is a new day.' and it was such a good feeling of like 'Oh, there is light at the end of the tunnel'."

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