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Charlize Theron Talks Making Choices and Giving Back

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Actress Charlize Theron arrives at American Cinematheque 24th Annual Award Presentation To Matt Damon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on March 27, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Charlize Theron isn't one of those stars who's always in the spotlight. It seems like she prefers to keep to herself, away from the Hollywood drama. She said keeping things to herself is how she maintains her quality of life. You can't put everything out on the table all the time, even when you're an Oscar-winning actress.

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She said: “There are little things that I want to hang on to for myself. I really do believe you can make certain choices in your life that give you the life you really do like. There are certain things in my life that I hold on to very sacredly. Maybe it was the way I was raised. My mom used to always say, 'There's certain things that are yours and you don't share that.'

I know that so much of my life is out there already. Quality of life is incredibly important to me, and I don't know how much quality of life you can really have if it's all out there for the world."

South African-born Charlize has recently launched the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and says she wanted to give something back to her native country. She added to E! Online: "For me, going there when we launched, it was eye-opening that the things we take for granted are not the things that you can expect in rural communities in South Africa."

See more Charlize Theron pics here (click any picture):
  • Charlize Theron in Dior & Vogue Celebrate The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Charlize Theron in Dior & Vogue Celebrate The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Charlize Theron in Dior & Vogue Celebrate The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Charlize Theron in Dior & Vogue Celebrate The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Charlize Theron in Dior & Vogue Celebrate The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Charlize Theron in Dior & Vogue Celebrate The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Charlize Theron in Dior & Vogue Celebrate The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Charlize Theron in Dior & Vogue Celebrate The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
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