Wonder Woman: Charlize Theron Reveals Which Role She Was Offered


Almost two years ago, Monster star Charlize Theron revealed she nearly reunited with director Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman. She turned down the offer, which was for an unstated role. Theron now is opening up about the whole ordeal, revealing exactly why she passed on the project.

During an appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, Theron explained what happened, saying, "I did not turn the role of Wonder Woman down. This is a great example of how Hollywood slaps you in the face when you start aging. So somebody had said to me, 'There's action on this thing, Wonder Woman, we just want to make you aware of it,' and I was like, 'I'm not familiar with it, I mean, what does Wonder Woman do?' And then this person said, 'No, it's for Wonder Woman's mom.' It's fine. It was the defining moment where I crossed over. And I wasn't fully aware of it."

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Theron turned down the role, and Connie Nielsen eventually went on to play Hippolyta in the film. Gal Gadot went on to play Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Theron went on to star in Atomic Blonde and join the Fast & Furious franchise as Cipher -- a role that may just earn her a spin-off of her own.

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Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film opens on June 5, 2020.

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