Charlize Theron, with the help of Juno and Young Adult director Jason Reitman, is showing the not-so-glamorous side of motherhood.
The first trailer for Tully was released on Thursday, and offers a rather realistic look at what it's like to be a middle-class mother of three small children.
For the first half of the trailer, a baby is heard crying as Theron's character, Marlo, shuffles around a messy home, tending to the fussy newborn as well as her two other kids. While she is wearing a wedding ring in these scenes, her husband (Ron Livingston) doesn't show up until the end of the trailer, when he criticizes his wife for serving frozen pizza for dinner.
Finally, in the last scene featured, Marlo opens the door to Tully (Mackenzie Davis), a woman, presumably a nanny, that promises to "take care" of her.
Theron underwent a major body transformation for this role and admitted in an interview with Variety in July that she had a hard time losing the weight that she put on for the part.
"It was brutal in every sense," Theron, who previously put on 40 pounds for her Oscar-winning performance in the 2003 film Monster, expressed. "This time around, I really felt it in my health. The sugar put me in a massive depression. I was sick. I couldn’t lose the weight. I called my doctor and I said, 'I think I’m dying!' And he’s like, 'No, you're 41. Calm down.'"
Tully hits theaters on April 20.
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