Charlize Theron is already getting rave reviews for her performance in Tully, which hits theaters this Friday. Theron plays a mom of three who forms a strong bond with her young nanny, and in an exclusive interview clip shared with us by the Tully folks, the Oscar winner got adorably choked up as she discussed parenting.
Theron had some words of advice for new parents and parents-to-be: “Prepare to never sleep again. Do not wear white anymore. Do not change a diaper with the lights turned off. You gotta choose between that and urine on your face, so… your choice,” she advised.
Although never sleeping again, banishing white from your wardrobe and the risk of urine on your face may not sound like the highlights of parenting to some, Theron went on to describe it as “all the things I love about my kids.” (I’m not crying — there’s something in my eye.)
“I get a front-row seat watching these two beautiful creatures discover who they are,” Theron explained. “And it’s a real gift to get to experience that.”
Theron is the mom to a 6-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, both of whom she adopted. “I had a strong need to be a mom,” she told Closer Weekly last month. “I was always aware that there are so many children in this world who don’t have families. [Adoption] was always my first choice.”
“Everything about being a parent is amazing,” the actor tearfully continued in the video before regaining her composure long enough to warn viewers, “Do not ever show my kids this. I do not want them to have this power over me.”
Sure, maybe don’t show this clip to Theron’s kids during their teen years — but something tells us that someday, it’ll make them happy-cry too.