Charlize Theron Was Teased In High School; Who’s Laughing Now

In Charlize Theron’s most recent role she plays a mean schoolgirl in Young Adult and in celebration of that movie she recalls her own high school days in which she says she never fit in, especially with boys at her school.

Theron tells PEOPLE:

“I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn’t like [me]” and “I didn’t have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes.”

Charlize goes on to explain that she wasn’t part of the popular crowd but that she was “obsessed” with the most popular girl in school. Joking about her obsession she reveals “you would go to jail for that stuff [obsession] today.”

While you wouldn’t guess it based on her appearance as a major movie star these days she says that her classmates bullied her because she didn’t have the perfect haircut or the right clothes.

Theron goes on to tell PEOPLE:

“I actually got a lot of the mean girl stuff from the ages of 7 to 12. I was pretty much a mess in primary school … But I got that out of my system by the time I got to high school and was more immune to all of that stuff.”

Not fitting in is the curse of many Hollywood talents and it’s also the thing that often propels them to the top of their craft as it has done for Theron, perhaps it was an even trade. Are you surprised that Charlize Theron was teased by her fellow classmates?

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