Charlize Theron is one of my favorite actresses. What projects does she have coming in the near future?
—Hung Sa Kloeung, Eureka, Calif.
The South African-born actress, 37, hasn’t let motherhood slow her down. To film “Mad Max: Fury Road,” she took her newly adopted son Jackson along with her to Namibia, where the fourth movie in the franchise is filming for release in late 2013 or 2014.
Theron is also in talks to follow “Fury Road” with a comedy/mystery film, tentatively titled “Murder Mystery.” If the deal goes through, she would produce as well as star in the film. Producing has become an important part of Theron’s career. She was a producer on “Monster,” for which she won an Academy Award for best actress, and also produced “Sleepwalking,” “The Burning Plain” and last year’s “Young Adult,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best performance by an actress in a motion picture—comedy or musical.
Theron’s production company has also sold a modern-day version of the Hatfields and McCoys feud to NBC, and while she won’t act in it, she says, “I think some of the most creative work is coming out of television. It’s very immediate, and I like that.”
The star of the movie “Snow White and the Huntsmen” also continues as a spokeswoman for Christian Dior’s J’adore perfume ads and commercials.