Theron Tackles Public Speaking Fears In New Film
CHARLIZE THERON almost passed out on the first day of filming new movie NORTH COUNTRY because she had to face her worst fear and speak publicly at a mining union meeting.
The actress plays a sexually harassed miner in the movie, which is based on a real-life story, and actually had to stand up in front of a room full of extras and real miners for a harrowing scene on day one.
She recalls, "I get this really strange sensation (when public speaking) where everything goes black, and I see white spots, and I break out in hives. It's probably the most frightening thing you can make me do.
"It was my first day of shooting, and, literally, I couldn't breathe. I couldn't talk. I thought I was going to faint. I didn't know what was happening."