For our summer issue, Charlize Theron hopped on the phone with IRL BFF Chelsea Handler and it got deep. The duo touched on everything weighing on Theron’s mind these days—from what she sees as her responsibility as a woman producer in Hollywood to raising her two children.

Motherhood is front and centre on the actress’s mind as she recently finished promotion for the film Tully, about an overwhelmed and over-it mom of three. The role reunited her with director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, and not since her Oscar-winning turn as Aileen Wuornos in Monster, has the actress been more unrecognizable. 

To read the entire chat between Theron and Handler, you’ll have to pick up a copy of our summer issue, but for now, here’s what she has to say about loving life at 42.

“I have never loved an age more than my 40s. Forty to me feels like Goldilocks—like I’ve finally found the perfect-size bed, the perfect-size mug.” 


For the full interview with Charlize Theron, pick up the Summer 2018 issue of ELLE Canada on newsstands June 18.