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'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Star Charlize Theron Says Pretty People Don't Get Good Roles

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(Photo : Getty Images/Pascal Le Segretain) Charlize Theron plays the beautiful but evil queen Ravenna in "The Huntsman: Winter's War."

People have often heard reports about Hollywood being biased toward beautiful people, and often turn a blind eye toward those who might not be as pretty as the others but possess real talent.

However, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" star Charlize Theron would like to attest otherwise.

"Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that's the end of the story. How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f***ing, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I've been in the room and pretty people get turned away first," she told GQ Magazine.

At the same time, Theron dislikes the thought that women in the acting industry "wilt" over time while the men "age like fine wine." She said that it's about time women take a stand for equality and not allow themselves to be pushed aside just because it's what society has accepted.

"We were waiting for society to change, but now we're taking leadership. It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men," she said. "It feels there's this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she's over 40."

Theron's go-getter attitude is something that has really impressed her co-star Emily Blunt, who plays ice queen Freya in the film.

"Charlize knows what she deserves. She wasn't afraid to ask for it-or to work for it. Everything she gets, she's earned," Blunt earlier told the Wall Street Journal. "Charlize is the most self-possessed person. She doesn't baby you-she treats you like a grown-up. And after the take, she tells you the dirtiest of dirty jokes."

"The Huntsman: Winter's War," which is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, will make its way to cinemas on April 22.

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Apr 07, 2016 09:50 PM EDT

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