Charlize Theron's road to becoming one of Hollywood's most accomplished producers wasn't easy.
Sitting at The Hollywood Reporter's Producer Roundtable with Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Irishman, Joker), David Heyman (Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Peter Chernin (Ford v Ferrari), Debra Martin Chase (Harriet) and Dan Lin (The Two Popes), the Oscar winner opened about her early producing experiences on 2003's Monster, which she said she had to fight the hardest for. Theron, whose performance as convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film earned her an Academy Award, said that her 30-pound weight gain nearly deterred people from investing in the film.
"As soon as I started gaining weight, I had one of the financiers call me up," she told her fellow producers. "Actually, his wife saw me, and she was like, 'Did you see Charlize? Have you seen what she looks like?' And I got that call, like, 'What's going on with that?'"