Charlize Theron Will Never Forget Watching Her First Sex Scene

At the age of seven, Charlize Theron saw Body Heat on television. Needless to say, it was a memorable experience. Here, the Mad Max actress, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2016 issue, recalls the details in a video interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg.

Released on 1/5/2016

Credits

Director: Lynn Hirschberg
Executive Producer: Caroline Wolff
Producer: Evan Cohen

Transcript

00:07
I would have to say, well, the first,
00:09
the first time I kind of ever saw something like that
00:11
as a young girl, and it always, it's embedded in my head
00:14
because it's the first time I ever saw anything like that.
00:17
God, I wanna say I was maybe seven.
00:21
I saw an image, I saw, it was on the television,
00:24
and I walked into the room.
00:26
I was supposed to be asleep, and I walked into the room,
00:28
and it was the scene in Body Heat where they're in bed
00:32
and she has her hand under this white sheet,
00:35
and she's kind of like rubbing his area.
00:39
And I just remember, and kind of aggressively, too,
00:42
like she wasn't very subtle about it.
00:44
I just remember being like a young girl,
00:45
and I was like, I knew that there were bits on a boy
00:48
and there were bits on a girl, and I knew that her hand
00:50
was definitely on his bits, and it was like, what?
00:54
I love that movie, I mean, you know,
00:56
I forever now wanna just walk into a room with
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chiffon curtains blowing in a breeze.
01:02
Yeah, that definitely stayed with me.