What was the initial appeal of working on ‘Young Adult’?
Charlize Theron: The initial thing that kicked it off for me was Jason Reitman, because I secretly had been kind of stalking him, and I didn’t get locked up for it – but I‘m sure he has a restraining order against me (laughs). It was the year that ‘Up in the Air’ came out, it was during the whole awards season stuff that I came across him. I just remember, vividly, watching that film and being jealous of Vera Farmiga and then going, “God, I’d love to work with this guy!” And so when he came to me, before I’d even read the script, he said , “I read this thing and I think it’s going to be my next movie, would be you be interested?” I was pretty much there. Then reading this character, Mavis, and thinking about the combination of discovering this woman, with someone like him, it was just like Willy Wonka and the golden ticket.
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