Thursday 26 April 2018

Neeson has no bum note for Theron

Charlize Theron has said she feels 'blessed' by her life and career
Charlize Theron has said she feels 'blessed' by her life and career

Charlize Theron has revealed seeing Liam Neeson's bottom was one of the perks of her job.

The Oscar-winning actress got to peek at her co-star's derriere in one scene in Seth MacFarlane's comedy Western, A Million Ways To Die In The West - before putting a daisy in between his cheeks.

"I said what any healthy woman would say. 'I get to see Liam Neeson's butt!' That's what happened," she said, adding: "I can think of so many worse jobs!"

The 38-year-old actress plays sharp shooter Anna in the movie, which marks a rare comedic appearance.

"You have to approach it the same way as narrative. The worst thing you can do is to think you're doing a comedy, show up and think you're going to be funny because the universe doesn't work that way," she admitted.

"If the writing is good and you work with a good director like Seth, who's at the top of his game, the comedy will come naturally and you don't have to force it."

Charlize, who is mum to two-year-old adopted son, Jackson, and is dating Sean Penn, said she feels grateful for such a "blessed" life.

"I'm completely aware of how blessed my career and my life has been," she said. "I think my 22-year-old self would probably just be jumping up and down going, 'Woohoo, we're still doing it! We're not a waitress! We kept going!', so I'm very grateful for that. You have to be in this business.

"This business is not something that a lot of people get to experience. So if you're fortunate enough to be in that position, you better be grateful about it."

:: A Million Ways To Die In The West is in cinemas now.

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