Charlize Theron spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her appearance in “Doctor Strange 2.”
Theron said she was “ignorant” and used to “mock” Marvel fans into what she called her “adopted family.”
The star said her opinion changed once she saw all the movies and realized that “they’re fucking good.”
Charlize Theron opened up about her honest feelings about Marvel movies before her debut as Clea in the end credits scene of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” revealing that she used to make fun of people she knew who were fans.
“If I can find the anchor, then I’m never going to be a snob like, ‘Oh, does this make me less of a powerhouse actor,'” Theron said when asked how her cameo as Clea materialized in an interview with the hollywood reporterposted on wednesday.
The Oscar-winning actor went on to say: “I was ignorant, I didn’t know those [Marvel] movies well enough until a family I consider my adoptive family made me watch them. They’re crazy Marvel fans, and I always used to make fun of them. Like, ‘Oh my gosh, you guys are fucking nerds.’”
Theron said her opinion changed during spring break when, at the urging of the children in the family, she watched “every movie.”
“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re so fucking good,’” he recalled. “And the kids got involved too, and it was a really nice ride.”
Theron appeared as the mysterious Clea in the first final credits scene from Sam Raimi’s “Doctor Strange” sequel, released in May and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character.
In the scene, Clea, with long platinum blonde hair, purple eye makeup, a purple outfit, and a dagger, stopped Strange as he was walking down the street.
“You caused an incursion and we’re going to fix it…unless you’re afraid,” he said, using the blade to open a portal.
As the third eye appeared on Strange’s forehead, indicating that the consequences of his use of the Darkhold were manifesting, he replied, “Not in the least,” and jumped through the portal with Clea.
The ending paves the way for a third “Doctor Strange” movie, though Marvel Studios has yet to announce any plans for a follow-up project.
In her interview with THR, Theron opened up about the importance of her character, who is a sorceress from the Dark Dimension and the love interest of Doctor Strange. in the comics.
“There is a mythology around it and it has been thought of for decades with Clea, and that challenges me,” he said. “Like, how do you reinvent that? So, I’m excited, but I honestly don’t know what the hell it’s going to be.”
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