Charlize Theron is ‘Totally Open’ to Joining ‘Game of Thrones’

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If you’ve been following our coverage of Prometheus, you know that fan-favorite actress Charlize Theron has already dished out her thoughts on Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe, and opened-up about her role in the oft-delayed Mad Max 4: Fury Road.

However, during our time with Theron at the recent Prometheus junket in London, she also opened up about an especially important topic – whether or not aliens watch HBO’s Game of Thrones (among other great topics of discussion).

Question: You were involved in a small indie movie that went to Sundance a couple of years ago – are you still involved in production?

Charlize Theron: Yeah, we produced “Young Adult.” Then, I think we have eight projects now that are being greenlit for next year. I’ll go right into one in January. But yeah, we have about eight movies. We’ve got two shows at HBO, one with Ridley, one with David Fincher. We wrote a Chris Buckley movie there that I’d like to do. We have a deal at ABC. We have some shows there.

Q: Will you be involved as an actor as well?

Theron: On the projects? Some of them, yeah, some of them I’m involved in. Some of them I’m not, no.

Q: What’s the deal with TV? You mentioned a lot of those networks.

Theron: I think some of the most creative work is coming out of television. I feel it’s very immediate and I like that. It’s really fast. It’s got a pace to it, and that’s why I think everybody in my field wants to just do good material. We want to push the envelope. Whatever field you can do that, that’s where you want to do it, and I think that’s why people like David Fincher and Ridley Scott are interested in it too. Because when you sit down in a meeting at HBO and they’re like, “More, more.” You’re just like, “Oh yeah, I love this.” Sometimes it’s a little harder in film. I think also it’s a great audience – take advantage of it. It’s a great audience.

Q: I think most of us agree that TV right now is the best it’s possibly ever been. What are some of the shows that you just can’t get enough of?

Theron: I like a lot of different shows. (Laughs) I watch a lot of stuff that people are somewhat shocked by – but I am absolutely like foaming at the mouth over “Game of Thrones.” Like, I can not get enough of that. When my son came in my life, that was a bottle feed because I couldn’t watch television; I used to watch so little. That was my TiVo feed every two hours – watching “Game of Thrones.” My mom was like, “Do you think it’s fine that you’re feeding your son while there’s like sword fights?” I was like, “It’s fine, Mom. It’s fine.” So, I’m somewhat obsessed with that right now. I like “Veep.” I’m really excited for Aaron Sorkin’s new show.

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Charlize Theron on 'Game of Thrones'? We could see it.

Q: I have to ask you a follow-up. If they reached out to you to do Season 3 or 4 of  Game of Thrones, is that the type of show you’d be like, “I’m going?”

Theron: I’d be totally open to it. I’m open to anything, dude. I’m open to anything. That’s what I would ask the aliens [in a previous interview, Theron had been asked what question she would ask aliens]. I’d be like, “Do you watch ‘Game of Thrones?’” Yeah, I’m open to do anything. I’d be like “Hey, alien, what do you think of ‘Game of Thrones’? Lord Snow, really?” (Laughter)

Q: When did you last take a day off? When are you planning to take a day off?

Theron: Oh my God, yeah, it’s been a little crazy. Did you hear that, Kate? I need a day off. Tell that b— over there. (Laughs) She keeps working me to the bone. I am going home and I think in a week or so, hopefully, I’ll be done with all the press stuff, and then I can kind of get into my cave and start preparing for “Mad Max.”

Q: Are you going to go down to South Africa?

Theron: Yeah, I’m there until the end of the year, so I’ll definitely make a trip down there, yeah.

She’ll need one after the emotionally intensive (and gripping) work she’s done on her last few films. Though, we must confess, we’d love to see Theron on an episode of Game of Thrones (we share the obsession, Charlize – ‘Team Snow’ all the way).

Prometheus opens in theaters in the U.S. on July 8th.

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  1. Wow just recently realized, with her endless promotion on promethesus and snow white, how cool she is as a person and likable she is. To paraphrase raj (big bang theory), this is the sorta girl to take on a submarine ride

    • I don’t know, she comes off as either trying too hard or stupid. At her age who still uses the word “dude”?, she tries way too hard to be “one of the guys”.

      • its called joking.

  2. Nothing against Lena Headey, but she would have been awesome as Cersei…

    • Very likely true. She looks the part more than Lena does as well tbh. At this point though, Lena has completely owned the role and I truly can never picture another.


  3. Should would be pretty good as Val – not a huge role at this point in the books, but she’s certainly gorgeous enough! And who knows what GRRM has planned for 6 and 7?

    And yea, should would have made a fantastic Cersei.

  4. Game of thrones is easily the best tv show to come one tv in such a long time, but yet…. how many awards did it win?

    2 awards, and crazily enough it was for the only american actor in it. Hmmm, what am I getting at… I wonder????????????

    • Peter Dinklage is not the only American actor on ‘Thrones’. Jason Momoa is also American, but – yes – the majority actors are British. But Dinklage plays the favorite, wittiest character on the show. Even George Martin, the author of “A song of Ice and Fire” always mentions Tyrion as his favorite character. This takes nothing away from Peter Dinklage of course. He is an amazing actor and well deserved the awards. But the cast of ‘Thrones’ is so large, and so good, it’s hard to choose. Pretty much everyone in the cast has nailed their role, from main to minor characters. It’s just too bad that the Emmy’s traditionally shun away from Fantasy genres, and while ‘Thrones’ is more Drama than Fantasy, it is still very much a fantasy series. Here’s hoping for more awards this year.

  5. One of the more committed actress for my favourite story, that would be too good to be true, i’m imploring the old gods and the new : please make it happen !

  6. Yes!!
    I’m not that clued up on the GoT books, so which character would she play though?

  7. What a beautiful and talented woman …

  8. Dang, Prometheus opens July 8? I thought it was June 8.

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