“Chris – so, you got that check I sent you?" Theron joked. “Thanks, dude. I got your back.”
“Oh wow,” she continued, on a more serious note. “That's so insanely generous and nice. I don't even know what to do with that. That's really sweet.”
The South African native added that while such praise is "flattering," she’s focused on her current role, as Lorraine Broughton, in Atomic Blonde.
“Let's hope Atomic Blonde kicks some butt,” Theron said. “I love this character [and] I would love to explore this character again. All of the talk around it I find very flattering, but it's a little overwhelming, you know? All of it is really great, but a little overwhelming.”
Pressed about whether she would jump at the chance to be the new Bond, Theron indicated that taking the role from Daniel Craig would be “cray cray.”
“Daniel, you got the job. I am not going to take that job away from you.”