Charlize Theron, who is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses, interviewed with Entertainment Tonight (ET) and opened up about raising black children in the USA, where the inequality and police brutality is at a high level.
The ‘Atomic Blonde’ actress stated to Entertainment Tonight ‘s Kevin Frazier through video chat:
“There was a moment where I felt like a little piece of my children’s innocence was taken from them during this period because I had to sit down with them and have really, really hard, honest conversations about some really ugly things in our world today that they need to know. I want them to know because I want to raise two little warriors.”
The mother to two young adopted kids, Theron added by saying that parents need to have an honest conversation about race with their children:
“For parents out there, this is the moment where I think we shouldn’t be shielding our children. I think it’s important for us to stop hiding in the shadows and pretending like nothing is going on. I think we can do it in a way where we’re not traumatizing our children but where we’re inspiring our children.”
The ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ star also told that she is proud to be starring in Netflix’s ‘The Old Guard’ and playing with Black actress KiKi Layne:
“KiKi is a reflection for my girls and that’s important. We need more of that.”
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