Charlize Theron: ‘Elf’ is a perfect movie

The Academy Award winner also emphasized the need to “diversify a bit” when it comes to movie tastes.

Oscar winner Charlize Theron is ready to get into the holiday spirit.

Nearly 20 years after the release of the holiday comedy “Elf,” Theron reflected on the “fucking perfect” movie starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel. Theron currently stars in the family film “School for Good and Evil,” and she told Harper’s Bazaar in a cover story that her two children are the ones inspiring his career choices right now.

“The biggest push for me was that it could potentially be something that my kids would enjoy,” Theron said.

As for her own eclectic taste, Theron added: “I always tell my kids, ‘Just branch out a little,’ and my little boy will be like, ‘Are you watching Housewives again?’ And I say, ‘Yes, I am. … We’ll see a bit of Fellini later.’”

The “Old Guard 2” actress and producer also revealed that she’s seen Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” movies “probably 100 times” since lead star Uma Thurman is the “OG.” And Theron joins the celebrity ranks of “Real Housewives” fandom, recently following Jon Hamm and Jennifer Lawrence’s respective reflections on the current season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

And “RHOBH” seems to be the most stable bet for Theron’s binge, especially since the long-rumored sequel to “Elf” is officially not happening. “Elf” icon Ferrell confirmed in 2021 that he gave up $29 million to reprise the role of Buddy the Elf in a follow-up movie.

“I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would have been like, ‘Oh no, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money,’” Ferrell said. “And I thought, ‘Can I really say those words? I don’t think I can, so I guess I can’t do the movie.’”

The late “Elf” alum Caan said in September 2020 that Ferrell and director Jon Favreau allegedly butted heads on set, leading Ferrell to reject any “Elf” sequel directed by the Marvel director.

“We were going to do it and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I finally got a franchise movie, I could make some money, let my kids do whatever they want to do,'” Caan previously explained of “Elf 2.” “movie. “And the director and Will didn’t get along very well. Will wanted to do it, he didn’t want the director and he had it in his contract, it was one of those things.”

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