Charlize Theron's mom was her weed supplier

  1. the elusive eye
    Charlize Theron got the full story of her mom's pot purchase at this week's premiere of "Gringo."

    (CNN) - Charlize Theron may have the coolest mother ever.

    The "Atomic Blonde" star appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday to promote her new film, "Gringo."

    In the dark comedy, she and Joel Edgerton play a pair who run a company that makes medical marijuana pills.

    Theron told Kimmel she's had some experience with cannabis.

    "I'm always willing to try anything," she said. "I mean, you've got one life to live. Why not?"

    The actress said she had "a good solid eight years on the marijuana" before her chemistry changed and she found herself "frozen" in front of her fridge "for like eight hours," so she stopped.

    But Theron said since she and her mother, Gerda Maritz, have sleeping problems, they decided to try some marijuana-laced edibles (which are now legal in California) to see if they might help.

    Theron said she assumed she would be the one to go shopping for them, but her mom surprised her.

    "Last week she showed up at my house, literally drove in her little tennis outfit and brought me a little container and just left it on my kitchen table," Theron said. "She was like, 'So I got some blueberry-covered chocolate ones, but if you want it faster-acting, you should go for the mints. Those you suck, and it works faster.' "

    The star said she figured her mother had enlisted the help of her younger tennis partners to secure the weed but learned that wasn't the case after her mother shared the story with her on the "Gringo" red carpet.

    "She said, 'I went to the store by myself,' " Theron said. "I have this image of her in the store. She's just not this kind of person, and buying marijuana she had like a full experience."

    It totally helped with sleep, Theron said. As for those who might want Maritz to hook them up, too, the actress said don't even think about it.

    "You can't have her. She's all mine," Theron said.

    "Gringo" opens in theaters Friday.

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    Written by: Lisa Respers France, Mar 8, 2018, CNN

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  1. ladywolf2012
    "Pretty trite article, this one!"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Mar 19, 2018
    Oh, come on guys. THIS is news? Charlize's mom is probably about 70, based on the age of her father (I just looked it up). So this is like earth-shattering, that a woman in her sixties or seventies would go into a dispensary--shock!--ALONE? As a 67-year-old card carrying original hippy, I am actually offended by this article. It insults with the whole notion of being too old to do things that younger people do routinely.

    This reporter must have been scraping the bottle of the barrel for a story to report. (No offense intended, elusiveeye!)


  1. the elusive eye
    hey @ladywolf2012 i agree, this shouldn't even be an article, but hey - there's a reason gossip rags sell, and why articles like this get written. so i figured "meh" and posted it for fairness' sake.

    for me, it's not Charlize's mom's age, but rather the idea that someone's mom got them drugs. it's kinda like the teenager whose mom buys them beer and cigarettes. i mean hell, the first line of the article summed it up perfectly: "Charlize Theron may have the coolest mom ever."
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