Charlize Theron, Deliciously Morbid as Morticia in “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”
Gomez Addams’ dream ghoul, Morticia is devoted to her family and runs the Addams household. While always calm, she does not suffer fools gladly, if at all and she’s been rocking a Goth-look since way before it was cool.
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) lends her voice to Morticia in Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ new comedy adventure The Addams Family.
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Theron was drawn to the enduring legacy of this quirky clan that, in a subversively delightful way, represents what family really means. “I think at the core, why people really respond to the Addams family, is because ultimately they will always be Addams and they take pride in that and never try to change themselves for anybody,” she says. “We all want to believe that we live our lives authentically, especially within our family circle. And this is a family that lives to the extreme. But there is something that is very grounded, because even though they're trying to kill each other, they love each other, and you really see that.”
Morticia is usually portrayed as a steely matriarch, feared and respected by everyone and rarely challenged. In this film, that changes. A surly teen, Wednesday does everything she can to get a rise out of her mother, who is still being interrogated by various extended family members for leaving them behind to start this new life.
“Morticia and Wednesday have a great, complicated relationship in this film,” says Theron. “I don't have teenagers yet, but I think we're all kind of hyper aware of what it feels like to have a teenager in the house. I love the relationship between the two of them, because at the core, it's a story about a mother just fearing that she's losing her relationship with her daughter and Wednesday is growing up.”
About The Addams Family
Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, The Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, The Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.
Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, the film features a voice cast led by Oscar Issac as George Gomez Addams, Charlize Theron as Morticia Addams, Chloe Grace Montez as Wednesday Addams, Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley Addams, Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester, Allison Janney as the Addams’ arch nemesis Margaux Needler, Elsie Fisher as Parker Needler and Bette Midler as Grandma.
In Philippine cinemas October 30, The Addams Family is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ ; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtag #MeetTheAddams.