Charlize Theron is a badass. I don't only mean in her fearless role as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road; I mean, this woman can really act. She isn't afraid to travel down the deep and dark road to scary head spaces.
Have we mentioned the fact that this lady can transform into any character?From portraying real-life people such as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, to emotionally stunted diva Macy Gary in Young Adult, Theron is incredibly diverse in her countless roles.
Following the leads of Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock, Theron has recently signed onto the film The Gray Man (no, this isn't a Fifty Shades spin-off) and taken over the role that was meant to be played by none other than Brad Pitt.
Previously, Angelina Jolie had starred in Salt, with her character initially intending to be played by a male actor, and Sandra Bullock stepped into the role that was supposed to go to George Clooney in Our Brand Is Crisis.
The Gray Man follows an expert CIA op-turned-assassin who must save the live of her daughters while followed by adversaries. The screenplay was written by James Gray and Anthony Russo (the minds behind Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Civil War, and Infinity War Part 1 & 2). The two are unfortunately locked into working on Marvel movies until 2019, and therefore won't be available for this particular flick.
While Hollywood might be behind in reflecting the times, I appreciate them taking the proper steps towards making the industry a more equal playing field for both men and women. Giving women the opportunity to play roles other than the mom or bitchy girlfriend does better to mirror reality instead of pigeon-holding women to specific antiquated stereotypes.