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Charlize Theron was offered to play Wonder Woman's mother

Charlize Theron / All Lights Film MagazineCharlize Theron has revealed she was offered to play mother to Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in the DC superhero origin story, a pitch she described as a 'slap in the face'. The 43-year-old actor, who is nine years elder to Gadot, shared the incident on a show.

"This is a great example of how Hollywood like slaps you in the face when you start ageing," she said, as quoted by a newspaper.

Theron recalled thinking that she was talking with someone in Hollywood to play the title role of Wonder Woman in the 2017 film.

"And I was like, 'I'm not familiar with it. What does Wonder Woman really do?' And this person said, 'No, it's for Wonder Woman's mom.'

"It was the defining moment when I crossed over. And I wasn't fully aware of it," she added.

Eventually, the role of Hippolyta was later played by the 53-year-old Connie Nielsen.