Charlize Theron: ‘Women Hit Their Prime At 40’, While 20-Year-Olds Have ‘No Concept About Wisdom’

Charlize Theron spoke candidly with Woman’s Wear Daily recently, discussing everything from fashion to her physical appearance in the film, Monster.

The most interesting part of the interview was when Theron shared her thoughts (and shared she did) regarding womanhood, and more specifically, the fact that, according to her, life really starts at 40.

Theron didn’t mince her words, as you will read soon, as she leveled some criticism at the younger generation, namely 20-year-olds, Charlize Theron told the publication:

“I think that women find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, [through] getting older and being secure within that. It’s ironic that we’ve built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f–kin’ concept about wisdom, what life is about, having a few relationships below [their] belt and feeling hardships, to grow into [their] skin and feel confident within [themselves] and to feel the value of who [they] are, not because of a man or because of something like that. And I think that’s such a beautiful thing.”

Like I said, Theron didn’t mince her words, and got straight to the point about how 20-year-olds just don’t have any concept about wisdom, whatever that actually means.


Continuing to speak about the fact that she will be 40 next year, Theron said it didn’t matter to her what society thought, as ET reported: “And that’s why I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to go …it’s like a dead flower. It’s like we wilt for some reason,” she said.

While discussing the issues that women in their 40’s face these days, Charlize Theron was sure not to miss out on how she feels men fit into the whole thing:

“And men are like fine wines — the older they get, the better they get. It’s such a misconception, and it’s such a lost opportunity because that’s when I think women are really in the true moment of their sensuality. I can’t believe I almost killed that flower to make a point.”

That being said, it’s still not fair to be dissing 20-year-olds just because they’re young and haven’t experienced so much of life yet. After all, there are many 20-year-olds who are more mature than many people in their 40’s, especially ones who don’t swear when giving interviews and dis other people.