Charlize Theron described being offered a role as the hero’s mother in “Wonder Woman” as a slap in the face from Hollywood.
The actress, 43, was rumored to have turned down the titular role of Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) in the hit 2017 film. The role ultimately went to Gal Gadot.
Speaking on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” the Oscar winner explained that she was actually offered the role of 34-year-old Gadot’s mother, despite only being 9 years her senior.
“This is a great of example of how Hollywood slaps you in the face once you start aging. So somebody had said to me, ‘Oh, there’s action on this thing, Wonder Woman, we just want to make you aware of it,’” Theron explained. “And I was like, ‘I’m just not familiar with it, what does Wonder Woman do?’ And this person said, ‘No, it’s for Wonder Woman’s mom.’“
She described it as, “the defining moment where I crossed over and I wasn’t fully aware of it.”
The role of Hippolyta ultimately went to Connie Nielsen, 53.
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