Charlize Theron is a talented, award-winning actress who plays a lot of badass characters (including the famous Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road). Her latest movie, Atomic Blonde, is an action movie (based on a graphic novel) that’s slated to come out at the end of the month. It features a butt-kicking heroine named Lorraine Broughton, and if you think Theron is just there to look pretty while running in heels, think again.
Theron actually trained rigorously for about two months to make sure that she could be her own stuntwoman as much as possible during the film. In a promotional video put out for the movie, she’s seen practicing throws, punches, kicks, and a whole host of other techniques that her character had to be able to pull off to beat up her adversaries. It wasn’t easy, and she suffered a twisted knee, plenty of bruises, and even two cracked teeth while training, but once you see what she can do, you’ll agree that she’s anything but your average Hollywood star.