07:11 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 01/13/2012 12:00PM
Could a humble bottle of ketchup have stood between Charlize Theron and her Oscar-winning acting career?
The way she tells it when recounting her first-ever acting audition, quite possibly.
"I remember I was in a catsuit. I had never auditioned before, and I almost brought a bottle of ketchup and squirted it all over myself for the scene where I got shot," Theron tells W in its February issue, on newsstands Jan. 24.
"I looked like a maniac," she says of her audition for the film 2 Days in the Valley. "It was a dying scene, so I barged through the door and started crawling on the floor. I think they were too scared not to give me the role."
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