Charlize Theron, actress of Atomic Blonde, 44, has been candid about her experiences with domestic violence in the past. In a conversation with NPR earlier this week, Charlize sat down with the host and shared the story of her father who drunkly fired a gun at her and her mother in 1991.
According to Page Six, Charlize claims that her father threatened them eighteen years ago. In the midst of their dispute, Charlize’s father fired three times with a firearm but could not hit it or Gerda. Theron explained that his father entered the house one evening and that he was so drunk that he couldn’t even walk.
Monster’s alum claims that she and her mother ran away from their father in another room and were pressed against the door as he tried to make his way through. Rather than giving up and moving on, Theron’s father fired a gun three times through the door. .
Charlize admitted that it was a miracle that she and her mother had not been shot. Next, Charlize’s mother Gerda grabbed the pistol, then shot and killed her husband. She was not charged because it was deemed to be self-defense.
These days, Charlize is the adoptive mother of Jackson and August, and the Hollywood star admitted that she did not feel any shame about her past experiences with domestic violence because, for her, it enlightened and made them aware of these Questions.
According to Theron, domestic violence often happens to many people around the world. For this reason, she does not hesitate to share her experiences. The actress added that for her, the story was much more about what addiction does to people, including their own behavior towards themselves but also with others around them.
Charlize, who won an Academy Award for her interpretation of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, said her home life situation was “hopeless” because her father fought alcoholism all her life.
According to the actress, living with the unpredictability of the behavior of an alcoholic is something that never leaves you.