Charlize Theron for Elle Magazine

July 2, 2008 By:
Charlize Theron for Elle Magazine

The always stunning Charlize Theron lent her gorgeous face for the August cover of Elle UK. In the magazine, the 'Hancock' star talks about marriage, her weight, and having kids. Here are some tidbits from the interview:

Charlize on why she will never marry boyfriend Stuart Townsend:
“I want to know that I wake up every morning with him because I want to, not because a piece of paper says so…I believe in love but I don’t believe in marriage.”

Charlize on a ring on her finger given to her by Stuart:
“It was a Victorian thing. You put in a lock of hair or a little note to remind you of your loved one. Stuart gave it to me. Every time I go away he puts in a little love note. I wear it all the time. It’s not an engagement ring but it is a ring that signifies my commitment to him. I couldn’t imagine being more in love with anyone than I am with Stuart. He is beyond special. ‘The most amazing thing about Stuart is he got through to me on a level that no one else did. In my life there have been two people who formed me. My mother made me strong and wanted me to be invincible. Stuart made me softer. He was one of the few guys who wasn’t afraid of me. What he saw was not toughness but vulnerability. I am massively vulnerable, and for so long I just worked hard to cover that up. Stuart wasn’t scared to confront that. He is the one man who never worries about kicking me up the backside. It’s a good thing.”

Charlize on Hollywood’s obsession with weight:
“I don’t have hang-ups about the way I look. I can see myself in the mirror when I’m all done up and think I look pretty hot, but I can see myself every day and see this round Dutch doll face. We’ve got so crazy about our faces and our bodies. I guard my privacy partly because I like to keep my head free from all that paranoia. I’m not super-skinny. I have curves and they belong on my body. I put on two stone for Monster but I also lost two stone when I played a woman with cancer in Sweet November [alongside Keanu Reeves].”

Charlize on having kids:
“‘I’d be delighted if I found out I was pregnant tomorrow. But I’d also be delighted if nothing happened for a couple of years. I know I’m going to be a mother. And Stuart will be our baby’s father. That is something I’m sure of.”