Charlize Theron knows exactly how lucky she is.
The actress, who is working on the Africa Outreach Project focusing on sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention, told USA Today that her charity work puts everything into perspective.
“I’m sitting on a toilet for seven days with diarrhoea. But it’s the thing that puts everything into perspective,” she said.
“There’s a part of me that will always be the South African who knows and realizes how unbelievably fortunate I have been.
“I’m completely spoiled — don’t get me wrong — but I am not one of those people who needs another box of eye shadow. I only have two eyelids.
“There’s only so much eye shadow that can go on two eyelids. I don’t like a lot of stuff. I have a thing against excess.”