In the new comedy-drama 'Young Adult,' Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, an author of YA books who returns to her hometown during a bout of creative ennui to win back her high school boyfriend -- who happens to be a happily married new father. Whoops! Mavis is a former high school queen bee whose life hasn't turned out the way she had hoped -- a fact she manages to hide from everyone except a former classmate-turned-drinking companion, Matt Freehauf (Patton Oswalt). Brought to life by Team 'Juno' (director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody), 'Young Adult' serves as a reminder that in the grand scheme of life, high school is but a blip. Which is a good thing for Theron, since as she told Moviefone in this exclusive video interview, her biggest dream in high school was to "stay off the pole. The stripper pole."
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