To celebrate fake Breitling’s newly launched Chronomat for Women timepieces, the award-winning actress and producer reveals why the on-going pandemic has been cause for action, self-reflection, and downtime with her family time
Sharing the spotlight doesn’t always come naturally to those who have made a career from being in the limelight. Charlize Theron, however, isn’t shy when it comes to using her influence for the greater good. The South African-born Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress and producer does more than simply shatter the stereotype of a typical Hollywood A-Lister, rather, she actively uses her fame to shed light on important causes, raising awareness and inspiring change around the world. Which is precisely why Swiss movement replica Breitling has chosen to work with her for its new Spotlight Squad (alongside American ballet dancer Misty Copeland and Chinese actress-philanthropist Yao Chen) in celebration of its new Chronomat for Women range.
While we’re all aware of Charlize’s on-screen success, most recently in her roles as Andromache “Andy” of Scythia in Netflix’s The Old Guard (which her production company Denver and Delilah Productions co-produced) and for her portrayal of Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly in Bombshell, she is also the founder of The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), which she founded in 2007. The organisation invests in African youth and their ability to keep themselves and their peers safe from HIV/AIDS. Recently, CTAOP joined forces with humanitarian agency CARE and also the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) to create Together for Her; an initiative that aims to raise awareness and resources, and stand in solidarity with women and girls around the world affected by domestic violence during COVID-19.
Here, she speaks with Bazaar about the new aaa quality Breitling Chronomat replica watch; how CTAOP works to best support local communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa; and why living through these unprecedented times has been cause for self-reflection on a deeper level.
You’re very passionate about shining the spotlight on important causes. How do you decide which to support?
You just follow your gut. There’s a human element and a reaction to things that you just naturally will have. We all respond to things differently.
When something is really emotionally tough for you, you know that it matters to you – that’s something I’ve always listened to. I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t trying to use my voice for something that mattered to me. You realise the things that are important in your life, and you realise the things where it’s important for you to try to be part of a change; that’s how I gauge my involvement.