EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Charlize Theron Discusses Her Role in ‘The Burning Plain’

The Oscar Winning actress talks about her character's emotional journey in her latest dramatic role.
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Charlize Theron Discusses Her Role in ‘The Burning Plain’

Charlize Theron began her career as just another pretty face in movies like 2 Days In The Valley and The Cider House Rules, but it was her star-turning role in the Academy Award winning film, Monster that earned her not only an Oscar but also the respect of her critics and peers alike. She followed that up with a strong performance in the film In the Valley of Elah and another Oscar nomination for her work in North Country. Now, the acclaimed actress is back again with a gritty, realistic and heart-shattering performance in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut, "The Burning Plain. I had the opportunity to speak exclusively with Charlize Theron about her powerful new performance in the film, which opens on September 18th.


Guillermo Arriaga makes his directorial debut with , a film about regret and crippling loss. Charlize Theron plays Sylvia, a woman on the verge of suicide, dealing with the mistakes of her past. When Carlos (Jose Maria Yazpik), a man with connections to a life she left long ago contacts Sylvia with shocking news, she is forced to come to terms with a life that she has been running from for decades. Also starring Kim Basinger, Joaquim de Almedia, John Corbett, Robin Tunney and Rachel Ticotin. opens in limited release on September 18th.

The Burning Plain was released September 18th, 2009.

Sources: Jami Philbrick

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