There aren’t too many stars in Hollywood who occupy the same rarefied air as Charlize Theron. After all, you’d be hard-pressed to find a ton of names when coming up with a list of actors or actresses that are just as comfortable winning rave reviews in prestige dramas as they are getting their hands dirty in stunt-heavy action blockbusters.
With one win from three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress under her belt, not to mention a single Golden Globe from six nods, it would be an understatement to say that the 45 year-old is one of the best talents of her generation. However, she’s also kicked a serious amount of onscreen ass in the likes of Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, The Old Guard and the Fast & Furious franchise, which also makes her one of cinema’s premiere action stars.
Theron’s first collaboration with Netflix saw comic book adaptation The Old Guard become one of the platform’s most-watched movies ever and it looks poised to launch a multi-film series. Not only that, but Atomic Blonde 2 is also in development for the streaming service, while we’ve now heard from our sources – the same ones who told us a prequel spinoff to The Witcher was in the works long before Blood Origin was confirmed – that the higher-ups enjoy working with her so much that they want to keep collaborating for a long time to come.
Luckily for both parties, Charlize Theron is an incredibly versatile actress, so if Netflix wants her to star in an awards-baiting drama or a $200 million effects-driven epic, she’s more than proven herself capable of pulling them both off with equal aplomb.