Charlize Theron claims 'I'm very fat' after 30lbs weight gain

Oscar winner has piled on the pounds for film role


Weight gain is normally frowned upon in Hollywood with leading ladies often going to extreme lengths to stay slim.

So it was a surprise to hear Charlize Theron openly talking about her expanding waistline at a recent showbiz event.

The Oscar winner, 41, labelled herself "very fat" after gaining 30lbs in recent months.

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The South African actress, who started out as a model, covered up her fuller figure in a black, loose-fitting dress as she attended the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles.

Taking to the stage at the star-studded event on Thursday, Charlize conceded: "Yes, I am very fat right now."

Charlize has gained weight for her role as a mother-of-three in upcoming film Tully, due for release next year.

It's not the first time the actress has changed herself physically for a role - she previously gained 30lbs to star in her Oscar-winning role in Monster and shaved her head for 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road.