Charlize Theron made it clear that she feels very strongly about the way the press can intrude on her life.
Theron appeared in an interview recently with the U.K. outlet Sky News to promote her new film "A Million Ways To Die In The West." A clip of the interview can be seen below.
During the interview, Theron looked down when the reporter mentions a few headlines he saw after googling the Oscar-winning actress, noting that the headlines were mostly about her personal life. Theron told him, "You should never do that. That's such a bad idea."
After mentioning the headlines, the interviewer asked, "Everything is very personal and almost intrusive in a way. Everything other than, you know, what you're actually doing for your career. Is that frustrating or is that now something that you accept?"
"I don't do that, so that's my saving grace," Theron replied. "I think it's when you start living in that world and doing that, that you start, I guess, feeling raped?"
When the reporter asked if she really felt that strongly about the issue, Theron said, "Well, when it comes to your son and your private life. Maybe that's just me. Some people might relish in all that stuff, but there are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred and I am very protective over them."
This is not the first time a celebrity has equated the press and coverage of their personal lives to rape. Back in 2010, Kristen Stewart, who co-starred with Theron in the 2012 film "Snow White and the Huntsman," made similar remarks in an interview with ELLE UK for its July 2010 issue.
"What you don't see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the people falling over themselves, screaming and taunting to get a reaction," she told the magazine at the time, according to E! News. "The photos are so ... I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can't handle it. It's [expletive]. I never expected that this would be my life."
Stewart later apologized in a statement to People magazine and said she made "an enormous mistake" and that she was "really sorry about my choice of words."
Watch a clip of Theron's interview with Sky News below.