Charlize Theron Explains Why She Might Leave America
Charlize Theron may leave America for the sake of her two adopted children, August and Jackson, citing the current state of America.
The Tully actress is the May cover girl for Elle and in an interview, she pointed out that she might be leaving America since it has become more and more unsafe to live in, especially for children. She admitted that the whole adoption process was hard, as her first filing wasn't approved.
However, adoption is something that was essential for the Atomic Blonde star even when she was a little girl. Growing up in South Africa, she witnessed a lot of orphans and since then made it a point to adopt when the right time comes. Theron regards having an adopted child as no different to a biological child, which, she said, was something she did not hide from previous partners.
Unfit To Raise A Child
But when she finally had August and Jackson, her main worry is how to raise them safely in an unsound environment, citing the current administration. Theron's two black children are what she keeps in mind whenever she gets a job. The 42-year-old thespian narrated she doesn't take jobs which would require to travel to places which she feels will be unsafe for them.
"[R]acism is much more alive and well than people thought. We can't deny it anymore. We have to be vocal," she pointed out.
Theron, a South African, underlined that she understood what equality is, citing her time during the apartheid era. She admitted she would be doing whatever it takes for her children to build their confidence up.
"There are a lot of times when I look at my kids and I'm like, 'If this continues, I might have to [leave America].' Because the last thing I want is for my children to feel unsafe," Theron shared.
Theron has her foundation, Africa Outreach Project, which started in 2007. It aims to help African youth be HIV-free, with South Africa as the focus because of the alarming number of HIV cases reported.
Being A Single Mom
On raising her two children as a single parent, the Mad Max: Fury Road actress said she didn't regret anything about it. Instead, she gets help from her mom, Greta, whom Theron hinted to have greatly helped her in raising August, 2, and Jackson, 6.
Theron has also learned to face those unsolicited advices and comments from moms everywhere, saying she doesn't care about what people has to say about her parenting style.