Hollywood’s Royal Chameleon

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hollywood’s Royal Chameleon
Charlize Theron stars as the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman: Extended Edition available on Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital Copy September 11, 2012

Charlize Theron is known for being one of the most beautiful faces in film, but this beauty queen continues to stun us with her amazing physical transformations in her roles. Continue reading to take a look behind the scenes of the actresses’ most famous transformations including Monster, Aeon Flux and the stunningly Evil Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman.

In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar winner Charlize Theron). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn’t know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom. This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders is, in the words of Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, “A film that soars with creativity, stylistic genius and amazing battle scenes.”


In the 2003 dark drama Monster, the South African beauty was unrecognizable in her role as serial killer/ former prostitute Aileen Wuornos. She gained 30 pounds and had an incredible cosmetic make-under by renowned make-up artist Toni G (Pirates of the Caribbean, Dawn of the Dead, Planet of the Apes) who used splotchy makeup and prosthetic teeth that resembled the real-life figure. Theron’s intense commitment to this role paid off, earning her both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

Æon Flux

Theron amped up her appearance to play a sexy assassin in the 2005 film Æon Flux, based on the TV cartoon franchise of the same name. She trained for 4 months prior to filming using her dance background, Cirque de Soleil gymnastics, and various forms of martial arts. Her impeccable physique and athleticism was topped off with a sleek, dark haircut and tight leather bodysuits. No one can doubt her ass-kicking skills looking as hot and dangerous as she did for this role.  

North Country

In­­­2006 Theron received her second Best Actress Oscar Nomination for her role as ­­­a Minnesota miner in the film North Country. In order to downplay her stunning looks, she was given a mullet haircut and appeared to be wearing very little make-up. Additionally her wardrobe in the film was authentic to the character’s occupation, consisting mainly of oversized jackets, denim jumpsuits, bandana head wraps, and metal helmets. Her humble appearance and strong performance embody the middle-America struggle in a memorable way. 

Snow White and the Huntsman

In her recent role as the Evil Queen, Theron’s beauty is as fierce as ever. Her golden hair is wrapped in braids under a striking, sharp crown that signifies her wicked character. Theron fully embraces royalty and madness in each gown she wears, all of which were intricately designed by Hollywood costume designer Colleen Atwood. Theron’s interest in playing the queen is not solely based on having an amazing wardrobe, but proves to be another opportunity for her to dive into the mind of a complex character. This is one of Theron’s most edgy and theatrical roles to date, as the audience watches her power and sanity unravel. 

Where to purchase: You are able to purchase Snow White and the Huntsman (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) from Amazon for $24.96.

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