Charlize Theron rediscovers love of acting

Charlize Theron credits Seth MacFarlane for reigniting her love of acting.

The 38-year-old actress admits she was feeling disillusioned with her career until she teamed up with the 'Family Guy' creator for Western comedy 'A Million Ways to Die in the West', which was also written and directed by Seth.

She said: "I'd gone through like a two-year period where I wasn't really enjoying making movies anymore. And this movie really just shook me and made me realize how much I love it. I owe a lot of that to Seth."

The movie sees Seth portray a cowardly sheep farmer who Charlize's character helps regain his confidence and the 'Ted' star joked their onscreen relationship reflected their real-life bond.

He told the New York Times newspaper: "That wasn't much of a stretch for me. I won't even get on the freeway without my navigator.

"There was a parallel between my personal experience on the movie, for my virgin effort at being on camera, and the story itself.

"As we went along, Charlize was the one person I could quietly turn to, and say, 'Hey, did that seem good to you, or was it too James Brolin?' I don't know why I just said that. He's never done anything to me. Sorry, James Brolin, I think you're great."

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