The 36-year-old actress is starring alongside Patrick Wilson in the upcoming comedy-drama. Charlize plays divorced woman Mavis Gary, who returns to her small hometown to win back her happily married high school sweetheart, portrayed by Patrick.
Charlize said it was fun playing the wayward character.
"It felt so wrong. I felt like I was eating cake three times a day and nobody was telling me I can't," she told Extra.
Charlize was initially unsure about the Young Adult script. She admits it was director Jason Reitman’s involvement that persuaded her to join the cast.
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