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. 


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. 


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. 


"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."


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'."