Charlize Theron is perhaps the world's most beautiful Plain Jane.

Ever since the model turned actress demanded Tinsletown's attention in otherwise avoidable films like '2 Days in the Valley' and 'The Astronaut's Wife' (as well as her early career hit, 'The Devil's Advocate'), the South Africa native has made an award-winning career of playing down her looks.

The most obvious example, of course, is 2003's 'Monster.' Unrecognizable as murderous prostitute Aileen Wuornos, Theron turned her trick into Oscar gold, winning Best Actress. She was up for a statue again for another unglamorous turn, as a sexually harassed factory worker in 'North Country,' and now she plays a deeply troubled promiscuous woman in 'The Burning Plain,' directed by '21 Grams' and 'Babel' scribe Guillermo Arriaga. We hit Theron with some 'Burning' questions.
categories Interviews