Actors put a tremendous amount of stress on themselves, particularly when they're playing a character that's dark, destructive and seemingly incapable of expressing empathy. Charlize Theron did this in 2003's 'Monster,' with the portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wournos (a role that won her an Oscar), and she does it again in 'Young Adult' (out in limited release on Friday). In a roundtable discussion with The Hollywood Reporter -- which included actresses Glenn Close, Michelle Williams, Carey Mulligan, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis -- Theron and Close spoke about the difficulty of playing unsavory characters on screen.
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