Charlize Theron, the Atomic blonde The 44-year-old actress has been sincere about her experiences with domestic violence in the past. During a conversation with NPR earlier this week, Charlize sat down with the host and told her the story of her father, who in 1991 shot her and her mother for a drunk.
According to page six, Charlize states that his father threatened them both eighteen years ago. In the middle of their dispute, Charlize's father fired a gun three times, but he couldn't hit her or Gerda. Theron explained that his father entered the house one night and was so intoxicated that he could not even walk.
the Monster Alum claims that she and her mother fled from her father to another room and were pressed against the door while trying to break through. Instead of giving up and moving on, Theron's father fired a gun through the door three times.
Charlize admitted that it was a miracle that she and her mother had not shot. Later, Charlize's mother, Gerda, grabbed the gun and then shot her husband and killed him. She did not face charges because she ruled as self-defense.
These days, Charlize is the adoptive mother of Jackson and August, and the Hollywood star admitted that she was not ashamed of her past experiences with domestic violence because, for her, she enlightens them and raises awareness about such problems.
According to Theron, domestic violence happens a lot to many people around the world. For that reason, she is not shy when she shares her experiences. The actress continued to add that for her, the story was much more about what addiction does to people, including their own behavior towards themselves, but also towards others around them.
Charlize, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Aileen Wuorno, the condemned serial killer, said her home life situation was "desperate,quot; because her father fought alcoholism all his life.
According to the actress, living with the unpredictability of an alcoholic's behavior is something that never leaves you.