May 22, 2024 12:04 pm

Charlize Theron Received Pushback from Financier Over 'Ugly' Makeover for Monster
Charlize Theron Received Pushback from Financier Over 'Ugly' Makeover for Monster

Charlize Theron Received Pushback from Financier Over ‘Ugly’ Makeover for Monster

The hit film Monster may have won Charlize Theron an Oscar, but not everyone saw potential in her performance that came along with a physical transformation to better look the part. Released in 2003, Monster was directly based on the story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute turned serial killer who murdered six men between 1989 and 1990. Though she claimed to have acted in self-defense, Wuornos was executed for the killings in 2002.

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​After a Monster financier said her makeover made her too “ugly,” Charlize Theron joined the film as a producer to help keep her look the same. Read More