Charlize Theron couldn't take anything for granted

May 14, 2018, 07:16 IST | Agencies

Charlize Theron on making a mark in Hollywood despite being an immigrant in USA

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

She is among the biggest stars in Hollywood and Charlize Theron credits her success to being an immigrant in USA. The Oscar-winning actor says as a young girl in Hollywood, she was aware about the fact that missing out on even one opportunity could be harmful to her career. "My dream was to pay my bills and not have to get a second job. I loved having the opportunities I got in acting, and I worked hard knowing that those opportunities could be fleeting."

She adds, "I could be on a flight back to South Africa. I didn't have a family in the US. That drove me — I was responsible for myself, and I could not take anything for granted."

Despite the success she has enjoyed in films, Theron, says she never feels secure as an actor. "This is common in actors. There are a few I've come across that have a healthy ego about their status, but I think there's a constant turning of new talent in the industry, and if you don't stay on your toes, people won't want to work with you."

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