Charlize Theron on a goal to challenge gender norms in ‘Atomic Blonde’


BERLIN (Reuters) – Oscar-winning singer Charlize Theron pronounced she hoped to even a personification margin in a male-dominated view film genre with her latest purpose as a fatal representative in action-thriller film “Atomic Blonde.”

“I saw intensity in this character,” Theron, 41, told Reuters during a Berlin premiere of “Atomic Blonde” on Monday.

“I wanted to try a lady in this universe and have her kind of play with a same set of manners that group get to play in,” combined a actress, who won an Academy Award for her purpose as a sequence torpedo in a 2003 film “Monster.”

“Atomic Blonde,” formed on Antony Johnston’s striking novel array “The Coldest City” and out in theaters on Jul 28, follows MI6’s fatal bisexual murderer Lorraine Broughton (Theron) in Berlin in 1989. Broughton is on a goal to redeem a list of double agents, in a city simmering with series and double-crossing hives of traitors.

Spy cinema have been dominated by masculine leads, such as a “James Bond,” “Mission Impossible” and “Bourne” franchise.

Theron, who shows off her earthy fighting bravery in a role, pronounced “the ability of this was really a challenge. we wanted people to trust that she was that good.”

Actress Sofia Boutella, who plays view Delphine Lasalle, a adore seductiveness of Theron’s character, pronounced she was “a bit shaken during first” when filming a sex stage with Theron, though that a singer helped her relax.

“She done me feel really gentle and she done me laugh. She only guided me by it in a really easy way. She was poetic and fun to work with,” Boutella said.

Reporting by Jonathan Crane in Berlin; essay by Melissa Fares in New York; modifying by Jonathan Oatis


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