"It was so insulting": Charlize Theron revealed The Italian job producers tried to get her to do six weeks MORE driver training than her male co-stars
- Charlize Theron appeared in 2003 in the remake of the original 1969 film
- The 44-year-old South African received driver training before her role
- She told Comic-Con @ Home that she was outraged when she had to do additional training
- She said she was very proud of the way she performed stunts during the film
Charlize Theron said The Italian Job Remake producers tried to do them six weeks more auto training than their male co-stars.
The 2003 Oscar winner appeared in the robbery film with a cast that included Edward Norton, Jason Statham and Mark Wahlberg – which Theron had to hand over after an intense session at the wheel.
Like the classic original from 1969 with Sir Michael Caine, cars were strongly represented in the remake of The Italian Job – and the stars drove a lot themselves.
Charlize Theron, pictured, said she had been told that she had to take a six-week driving course before she could be part of The Italian Job's remake during a Comic-Con @ Home interview
Charlize, pictured on the set of the 2003 film, said: “The Italian job was a great experience, in the sense that I found that women in this genre still have so many misunderstandings, although the action in this film really does based on cars & # 39;
The South African-born star spoke about her action film career on a Comic-Con @ Home panel. She said: “We had to do a lot of it physically. The only good thing about this experience was that there was real pressure to do these stunts with the actors
During a Comic-Con @ Home panel looking back on her career as an action film star, Theron said she was offended when she found that the producers had her behind the wheel for much more training than her male co-stars.
She said: “The Italian job was definitely a great experience, in the sense that I realized that women in this genre still have so many misunderstandings, although the action in this film is really car-based.
“We had to do a lot of it physically. The only good thing about this experience was that there was real pressure to do these stunts with the actors.
"And that was the first time that I have experienced something like this. But there was a very unfair process that went with it. I was the only woman with a group of men, and I remember that I had kept the pre-production schedule lively and they had scheduled me to do more auto training for six weeks than any other man.
Theron said she was offended when she found that the producers had her behind the wheel for much more training than her male co-stars
& # 39; And it was just so insulting. But it was also the thing that set a real fire under my ass. And I said, "Okay, you wanna play this game? Let's go." And I made it my goal to drive out all these people. & # 39;
Theron said she was proud of her driving in the film, claiming that the intense training sessions behind the wheel made Hollywood's leading man Wahlberg come over and throw up.
After a particularly impressive stunt, Theron said, "It was a big moment of feeling," Yes, we can do all of these things. "And women are so unfairly thought or treated in terms of the genre. & # 39;
Theron said she was proud of her driving in the film, claiming that the intense training sessions behind the wheel made Hollywood's leading man Wahlberg come over and throw up
South African-born Theron, 44, discussed her broader career during the panel and reflected how Hollywood had changed since entering the industry.
She won her Oscar for Best Actress for portraying a serial killer in Monster 2003, and then shot the action film Aeon Flux, which was a critical and commercial failure.
Theron, whose latest film The Old Guard has proven to be a hit on Netflix, said that the perception of female action stars has changed since then.
She added, "The good news is that we have somehow changed the genre for women. I think there is great evidence that we can no longer hide behind ignorance. The audience loves these films. & # 39;