Date: 11th July 2001

Theron Defends Hollywood

South African actress CHARLIZE THERON has struck back at the perception of Hollywood as shallow - insisting its just like any other community of people trying to do their jobs.Devil's Advocate, The (1997) star, who started out as a model, is sick of what she believes to be misconceptions about Tinseltown and the acting world in general.

Responding to the claim that her life must be one long party, Theron says, "That makes it sound so fake. It's just a career. I've met wonderful people in this industry. Just because it's Hollywood. .. It's like saying, 'You're South African so you must be racist. ' It's very silly. " (ACW/WNHET/KW)

Source: WENN