ET Flashback: Charlize's 'Mighty' Monkey Business
By DAVID WEINER
June 07, 2012
Charlize Theron is burning up the box office this summer with Snow White and the Huntsman and this weekend's highly anticipated Prometheus, and now we're flashing back to a 22-year-old Charlize in her first on-set ET interview for her 1998 Mighty Joe Young remake.
"Let me tell you, there's nothing like having a love scene with a gorilla," jokes Charlize.
In the vintage ET interview, the pre-Oscar winner makes light of her "love triangle" between co-star Bill Paxton and the oversized title character, pointing at the giant gorilla with a laugh: "I don't really think it matters if he's jealous or not; would you want to fight that? Am I really worth that?"
Charlize also feigns confusion about her animatronic co-star, questioning, "What do you mean it's a machine? He's alive!"
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