In Young Adult, Charlize plays an immature writer and former prom queen who moves back home to win over her high school sweetheart—who is inconveniently happily married. Her character may be just as dark as her character in Snow White and the Huntsmen. Ok… maybe not quite as evil as the queen she plays, but close enough.
When asked to compare complexities of characters she has played in the past (and future), she answered:
“They are just different. I don’t really have a barometer and mark them down in numbers. They are struggling with different things and dealing with things differently.”
Charlize says, “The hardest thing on a movie is to shoot out of continuity and to remember what that thread is. And truth, right? Not to get stuck in acting world.”