Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Photo: Charlize Theron at the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Today in Poor Choice of Words: Hollywood movie star Charlize Theron compares media attention to rape.

In a new interview, a Sky News reporter asks the 38-year-old actress how she copes with reading all the coverage published about her on the internet.

"I don't do that, so that's my saving grace. Yeah, I think it's when when you start living in that world and doing that, that you start — I guess — feeling raped," she muses, those incriminating last two words leaving her mouth almost as a question.

But she doesn't back down from the comparison, even when the reporter asks her if her feelings are really that strong.

"When it comes to your son and your private life…" she continues. "Maybe that's me. Some people might relish in all of that stuff. But there are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred, and I'm very protective over them. And that doesn't mean that I always win that war. But as long as I don't have to see that stuff or read that stuff or hear that stuff, then I can live with my head in a clear space that's probably a lot healthier than living in that little, dark room."

We're sure that life under the microscope of fame is hardly ever easy, but we're also sure that many survivors of sexual assault would gladly take Charlize's lot in life instead of their own.

We'd advise the Million Ways to Die in the West star to speak more carefully, but she'll probably never see this anyway, right?

Source: Sky News


Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!