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Theron is more creative now she is a mother

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron has said she feels more creative since she has had children as her son has given her 'energy to want to do more and explore more'.

The A Million Ways To Die In The West star told Hello magazine: "I've heard people say that once they have children they don't want to take on dark material any more, but that hasn't happened for me.

"If anything, having a child makes me want to be more creative and ask bigger questions and have more interest in things that might be uncomfortable. We all have different responses, but for me, I didn't look at my slate and go, 'Oh God, I can't do that movie now I have a kid'. He just gives me energy to want to do more and explore more."

Theron, who is currently dating Sean Penn, added that her two-year-old son can be bossy: "Well, he's the epitome of a little boy – and by that I mean a dictator. There's a lot of, 'Sit, mom, sit' and me going, 'No, don't touch'. Then I'll look at my mom and she'll go, 'You were exactly the same'. But I don't believe that. I think I was really nice and polite."

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