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Actors Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron promoting their new film.

Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey reveal their parenting styles while promoting new animated flick

17 August 2016 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Actors Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron will be taking on the roles of being the parental substitutes of the lead character of the new animated film “Kubo and the Two Strings” and in a recent interview, the two talked about their parenting styles in real-life.

“Kubo and the Two Strings” is the latest stop-motion film by the animation studio Laika , best known for their works such as “Coraline” and “The Boxtrolls.” In the flick, the boy ignites a vendetta after he accidentally summons a spirit from his past. Theron and McConaughey play the roles of the guides of the boy named Monkey and Beetle, respectively.

The two Oscar award-winning actors shared that they both teach their children how to be compassionate and responsible. McConaughey further shared, that for him and his children, he talks to his kids about their moral choices. He shared, “We like the word residuals in our house. Which choices are going to pay you back later or are going to give you more green lights later on of being the young man or young woman that you want to be?”

McConaughey is a father to three children and he revealed that he is still balancing being a parent and a friend to his three children. He pointed out that he has seen many instances when parents were actually just friends to their children. For him, he wants the role of a parent and a friend to intersect.

As for Theron, she has two children and she said that she is willing to transform into whatever that her daughter and her son need. She shared that her parenting skills involve having to become something or someone so that she could get through her children. She continued, “I think it’s just limitless when you’re a parent. There’s nothing that you wouldn’t do.”

In another interview, Theron revealed that despite her success in many films, her kids never think she is cool. She revealed that in her role in the movie “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” her kids loved Emily Blunt because she is a princess while Theron’s villainous role did not impress them at all.