Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Charlize Theron Fell Ill On A Charity Trip
Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron fell ill for seven days during a charity trip to South Africa.
The 35-year-old was suffering from diarrhoea while she was on an event set by her own organisation ‘The Africa Outreach’ Project, which focuses on sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention in her native country, reported Contactmusic.
The ‘Monster’ star admitted the work is not glamorous, but describes it as a very rewarding and grounding experience.
“I’m sitting on a toilet for seven days with diarrhoea. But it’s the thing that puts everything into perspective. There’s a part of me that will always be the South African who knows and realises how unbelievably fortunate I have been,” Theron said.
The actress, who is a spokeswoman for luxusry fashion label Christian Dior, says she enjoys some of the finer things and will never go overboard because she knows what’s important in life.
“I’m completely spoiled, don’t get me wrong but I am not one of those people who needs another box of eye shadow. I only have two eyelids. There’s only so much eye shadow that can go on two eyelids. I don’t like a lot of stuff. I have a thing against excess,” Theron said.