“We’re all in this together. All of us. There’s nothing we can’t do. And I’m here to back you guys.”
Charlize Theron gave an incredible speech when she accepted her Glamour 2019 Woman of the Year Award on Monday night—and it should be required reading.
The actor, who’s set to appear in the upcoming movie Bombshell, took the stage at New York’s Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday, November 11.
She was introduced by her Bombshell costar Kate McKinnon, who told the audience about the first time she was captivated by Theron—her Oscar-winning performance in Monster—and what it was like to share the stage with her on Saturday Night Live.
“For some reason I was asked to introduce Charlize Theron at this Glamour event, which is sort of like a bridge troll being asked to introduce a queen, but trolls love snacks and green rooms, so here I am,” McKinnon joked. “What can be said about Charlize Theron, a person whose Helen of Troy-esque, ship-launching face is absolutely the least remarkable thing about her? A person whose real-life badass-ness makes her character from Mad Max: Fury Road look lazy and selfish? A person so grand that when you meet her, it only feels right to get on the floor—but who is so nice and normal that you end up just kind of doing a little curtsey?”
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