Speaking on a New York Times panel, Charlize Theron discussed how she prepared for her role in Young Adult by simply observing women in their thirties.
"I'm pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty sh-t and nobody is concerned for them," Theron said. "It's the one iconic teenage symbol that seems okay for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it."
Realizing such women were quite similar to her character, Theron "said to the costume director, 'Get me some Hello Kitty T-shirts.' Those were my demands."
What a pleasurable quote: "I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty shit and nobody is concerned for them." It's like a fine wine.