Charlize Theron Not Too Hard On Herself As A New Mom

~By Quickjams on May 25, 2012

‘[Jackson] doesn’t understand anything right now, and so he just wants my face to look a certain way,’ actress tells MTV News.
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz


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Charlize and Jackson Theron


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Given Charlize Theron’s colorful, always-entertaining personality, we never know quite what to expect from the actress (other than being consistently entertained by whatever she does in her films, interviews, etc.). We expect the unexpected from Theron. Nevertheless, when news broke that she had adopted a baby boy named Jackson in March, we were pleasantly surprised.

Theron has kept the details of the adoption private, but when MTV News caught up with her recently during the press day for “Snow White and the Huntsman,” we asked her about the adjustment associated with first-time parenting and how she plans to keep her potty mouth under control in front of her son.

“A lot of people have sent me these children’s books, and there’s this amazing book, a best-seller [called] ‘Go the F— to Sleep.’ This book was fantastic for me because it made me realize that I don’t need to judge myself right now,” Theron said of getting used to parenting.

“The whole book is just basically, ‘Please, go the f— to sleep.’
[Jackson] doesn’t understand anything right now, and so he just wants my face to look a certain way.”

Although parenting is a full-time job, we’re confident that Theron will figure out a way to be a terrific mother and continue to be a terrific actress. You can catch the Oscar-winner playing Evil Queen Ravenna in “Huntsman,” which opens June 1.

Speaking of “Huntsman,” don’t forget to tune in to MTV and MTV.com for our extra-special Sneak Peek Week, which kicks off Tuesday (May 29) with a screening of “Huntsman” and a very special Q&A with stars Kristen Stewart and Sam Claflin.

Check out everything we’ve got on “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

For young Hollywood news, fashion and “Twilight” updates around the clock, visit HollywoodCrush.MTV.com.

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