CHARLIZE Theron says she does not believe in marriage.
The actress, who recently starred alongside Will Smith in new movie Hancock, says seeing her mother shoot her abusive father when she was growing up put her off marriage for life. “I believe in love but I donâ€™t believe in marriage. I saw my mother unhappy every day. What happened with my father was extreme, but my mother and I couldnâ€™t let it determine the rest of our lives.”
“Back then if a woman was unhappy, she just had to put up with it. As a kid I didnâ€™t dream about my wedding day because I knew marriage wasnâ€™t exactly the stuff of dreams. I also donâ€™t believe in â€˜happy ever afterâ€™. Things could end tomorrow.”
But the 32-year-old Oscar winner says she does wear a Victorian gold locket containing a strand of hair from her boyfriend of seven years, Stuart Townsend.
She says every time they part he puts “a little love note” in it and that Stuart has made her “softer” while her mother wanted her to be “invincible”.
She adds, “There is a decorum that I believe in that just doesnâ€™t exist in Hollywood any more. I point blank refuse to be part of the way it is now.I donâ€™t have hang-ups about the way I look. I see myself in the mirror when I am all done up and think I look pretty hot.”â€“â€“News24.