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.
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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