Charlize Theron Says ‘Italian Job’ Producers Made Her Train Six Weeks Longer Than Male Co-Stars

As part of her extraordinary range, Charlize Theron has cemented herself as one of today’s leading badass women action stars.

But almost 15 years before she was outrunning a post-apocalyptic cult army in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” she was forced to prove that women can keep up with the guys to the filmmakers behind “The Italian Job,” she said during a Comic-Con@Home panel Friday.Before the 2003 film was in production, “I realized there was still so much misconception around women and the genre.

Even though in that film the action is really based on on cars, we had to physically do a lot of that stuff,” she said.

“There was a real pressure to pull off those stunts with the actors … there was a very unfair process that went with that.

I was the only woman with a bunch of guys and I remember vividly getting the schedule in our pre-production,

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