Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to see Atomic Blonde; life just got in the way, but while I was looking for show times I found an interesting interview. While actors obviously want their movie to do well in the box offices, if Atomic Blonde doesn’t do well it means something entirely different for lead actress Charlize Theron.
In an interview she did with Bustle Charlize Theron explains that when a male actor makes an action movie and it doesn’t do so well, it’s the movies fault. However, women are not treated the same way. If an action movie that has a female lead doesn’t do well in the box offices, it’s her fault and she’ll find it’s even harder to book a big budget action movie again.
The movie, which Charlize Theron stars in but also produced through her very own production company, is important for a couple of reasons. The film took Theron five years to perfect, with the ending product being a character that stands apart from most female led action movies. Lorraine, Charlize Theron’s character, isn’t handing out all this butt kick because she’s lost something or someone; she’s doing it because she can exist in that world, because she’s strong enough to fight in a male driven society.
Lorraine, Charlize Theron, and even the person reading this, is more than capable of fighting anything that strives to get in her way. Now go out and kick butt, and see Atomic Blonde. Also, does Charlize Theron age at all? Asking for a friend.