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Theron on a mission to defy gender norms in ‘Atomic Blonde’

BERLIN (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron said she hoped to even the playing field in the male-dominated spy film genre with her latest role as a deadly agent in action-thriller movie “Atomic Blonde.”

“I saw potential in this character,” Theron, 41, told Reuters at the Berlin premiere of “Atomic Blonde” on Monday.

“I wanted to explore a woman in this world and have her kind of play with the same set of rules that men get to play in,” added the actress, who won an Academy Award for her role as a serial killer in the 2003 film “Monster.”

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