Stunning actress Charlize Theron is convinced her latest movie role has changed her as a person.

The South African native plays serial killer Aileen Wournos in upcoming film Monster, and is grateful that producer/director PATTY JENKINS saw her as capable for the hard-hitting role.

She says, "Patty believed so unbelievably much in me.

"Most of the time, I feel like directors don't even know what I'm capable of. I really do feel like this movie's changed me as an actor and as a human being in ways that I never knew would happen."

And compared with past roles, which include The Cider House Rules, Charlize gushes, "It's like nothing else even existed."

02/06/2003 17:06