Theron and Jacks in Madrid (INFphoto.com)
"My mother found [a letter I wrote]. It said, 'Would you please take me to orphanage, so that I can go and adopt a baby?'" the "Snow White and the Huntsman" star tells the Australian magazine Madison. "I always knew I would adopt. Always."
Enter Jackson Theron, who she calls "Jacks," the baby boy she brought home earlier this year following a domestic adoption. Theron adopted her son as a solo parent after ending a long-term relationship with Irish actor Stuart Townsend in 2010, though she has recently been linked to "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard, with whom she is said to be casually dating. "You know, I don't think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn't wish for that, but it happened."
Theron with co-star Stewart (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
The actress, who has several movies lined up, including "Prometheus," which comes out in June, and at least three more in the works — also talked to the Aussie mag about her work ethic. "I don't like pretentious sh-t," she says. "I like being around people who like to live life and understand the value of it. I need to be around people who understand we're not curing cancer here. I like professional actors who show up, do the job, and are not a pain in the ass to either myself or the crew… A professional actor does their homework beforehand and they do their job. Then when it's all said and done, they have a beer with the crew. That's what a professional actor does."
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