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Charlize Theron plays for laughs in new western

Oscar-winner Charlize Theron's dream of doing comedy has come true with a new western

Published on Jun 11, 2014 11:49 AM

Charlize Theron may be an Oscar-winning actress and Hollywood A-lister, but she is the first to admit that she is not especially funny on screen.

And she makes this admission at a press conference for a comedy - the new movie A Million Ways To Die In The West, which opens in Singapore tomorrow.

But whether audiences will find her amusing in it, the 38-year-old proves to be pretty hilarious off-screen, bantering easily with Life! and other reporters as she talks about the film in Los Angeles.

As a few journalists fish for details on her new romance with actor Sean Penn, she gracefully parries their questions, even the faintly ridiculous ones, while still managing to articulate rather coherent thoughts on her career and attitudes to love - charming everyone to bits in the process.

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Background story

"I'm not a skilled comedienne but I'm a dork. I like funny and I like being around funny people and people who don't take themselves too seriously." 

Actress Charlize Theron, who played a prostitute-turned-serial killer in the 2003 drama Monster and now stars in a comedy, A Million Ways To Die In The West