Charlize Theron Finds Method Acting "Exhausting"

The Oscar winning actress says she is "too lazy" to go into method mode.

Charlize Theron says it is "exhausting" holding onto her characters.

The Bombshell star isn't a fan of method acting — where an actor takes on a character and continues portraying it, even when off set until filming is over — and says she is too "lazy" and busy to keep it up.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper about method acting, she said: "I go to my trailer, I take my make-up off and I go home. I don't know how people stay in ­character. I'm too lazy. I've got two kids to raise and I have dog s**t to pick up in the backyard. I don't know how you do that in ­character. It's exhausting. It's so f***ing exhausting. I learned pretty early on, the more I let go, the better — which, in the beginning, was harder for me — but now I'm very disciplined about it."

However, Theron does like to find a "very personal connection" with her characters and "understand" them as a person.

She added: "I've built a career on playing people you don't like. For me, it's a very personal connection that I have to find with the person I'm playing. It has to make sense. I have to get to a place where I can say, 'This makes sense. This emotional human in front of me, I relate, I understand.'"

The 44-year-old actress' key focus is her two children — August and Jackson — and her schedule is completely worked around them.

She added "I get up with them at 5.30am every day. I make them breakfast and pack their lunches. On weekends, we hang out with family and friends. I'll cook lasagne or steak."— BANG

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