Charlize Theron Covers Max October 2012

Posted Sunday September 30, 2012 6:30 PM GMT

With her most recent movie "Prometheus" set to be released on Blu-ray on October 9th, Charlize Theron garnered herself a little added overseas exposure by covering the October 2012 issue of Italy's Max magazine.

The 37-year-old actress looks flawless for the Bruno Dayan shot front page while dishing about everything from her roots in South Africa to being a mom to adopted son, Jackson.

Highlights from Miss Theron's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Max!

On her identity:
"Afrikaners are pure, of German descent, Boer and Dutch. I love South Africa. I commit myself by such in thousands of social causes, the same as Mandela and Mr. Mthombeni, activist mayor of the province Umkhanyakude, the poorest of the country."

On her private time:
"When I get home, I put on my sweatpants and feed my dogs. Back to being normal, I do what everyone does."

On moving to Los Angeles at age 18 after an unsuccessful go at modeling:
"It is thanks to you and the world of Italian fashion that I realized that I was not liked."

On being a mom to her adopted child, Jackson :
"I always wanted to have children. Recently my mother found a letter I wrote when I was 8 years old, where I asked her to take me to the orphanage because I wanted to adopt a little brother. So it's not been a decision taken lightly. When I hold my baby in my arms I forget every problem. I love it, it makes me gentle and serene."

Photo Credit: Bruno Dayan for Max