December 2011 Archives

Piers Morgan's interview with actress Charlize Theron aired Friday. In addition to chatting about her new movie Young Adult and her hunt for a new man, the actress gave viewers a glimpse into her political background and views:

  • Charlize has voted only twice in her life: once for Nelson Mandela and once for Barack Obama. (C'mon, Charlize, you gotta start voting more often!)

 

  • She wants Democrats to do more. "I wish Democrats would put more action into what they tell people," she told Piers. (Hmm.. in what way, we wonder.  Wish she had gone into more detail on this one.)

 

  • Charlize doesn't think people should be able to go all willy nilly with gun ownership.  "I don't think anyone should have a semiautomatic weapon for anything," she said.  Sadly, the actress is no stranger to gun violence.  In 1991, she saw her mother shoot and kill her father, who was drunk and shooting at Charlize and her mom.  The actress notes that this tragic experince may have influenced her views on gun control.

 

  • She is so in favor of gay marriage.  "I think love is love, and we should all have the same rights."

 

  • Charlize, an immigrant from South Africa, noted that her first language is Afrikaans and she still struggles with her English sometimes.

 

You can check out the trailer for Charlize's new film, Young Adult, below. 

Actress Jennifer Garner graces the cover InStyle's January issue.  Inside, the five months pregnant actress is so stunning in a three page fashion spread that she nearly makes a baby bump the must-have fashion accessory of 2012.

In addition to movies, marriage and children, Jennifer dished a bit on politics and whether a political career is in her future.

On husband Ben Affleck, who is an outspoken Democrat: Will he run for office?

Every four years the subject seems to come up. I don't know the answer. I don't know what'll spark him, but he's really into doing what he's doing right now. Maybe if he could just be plopped into office without running? He'd be really good at it.

On whether she'll run for office herself.  Afterall, she was asked by some in her home state of West Virginia to run for the U.S. Senate when Sen. Robert Byrd retired.

 It's been made so unattractive. And it doesn't fit in with my life right now.

So nope, she has no plans to run.  She's enjoying life as an actress, producer, wife and mom-in-chief way too much for that.

 

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