Charlize Theron credits tough South African upbringing for fame

June 10th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Jun 10 (ANI): Hollywood actress Charlize Theron may have gained US citizenship, but she still credits South Africa for what she is today.

The 32-year-old actress says that she would not be where she is today had it not been for her tough upbringing in South Africa.

The Oscar-winning actress had grown up just outside Johannesburg and she had experienced and witnessed violence first-hand when only at the age of 15, when her mother shot her abusive father dead.

Theres something to be said for coming from a country in turmoil, the New York Daily quoted her, as telling GQ magazine.

It made me resilient. When you come from a harsh landscape you have to get on with it. Theres not a lot of whining about s***, she added. (ANI)

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