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Charlize Theron Is Keen On Starring In A Die Hard Reboot With A Lesbian Spin

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Charlize Theron Is Keen On Starring In A Die Hard Reboot With A Lesbian Spin

The world has seen five Die Hard movies since 1988 and debate always rages over whether to retire the franchise.

Bruce Willis has been at the helm for all the 'yippee ki yay' action films, however there could be a new John McClane in town if Charlize Theron has anything to do with it.

The actor indicated she was totally keen to take over the role if a Die Hard reboot idea was officially put forward.

A fan on Twitter chucked up an interesting idea on the social media site about where the franchise could go next.

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"Lesbian Christmas rom-coms are all well and good, but what I really want is a Die Hard where Charlize Theron goes on a rampage to save her wife," the tweet said.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

The Mad Max: Fury Road actor replied asking where she could sign the contract for the idea.

While these types of celebrity interactions happen all the time on social media, Theron was asked seriously in a new Vanity Fair interview whether she was being serious about being keen.

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"Yeah, I mean, it's a great idea," she said. "That's why I replied on Twitter. Because I just thought that was kind of brilliant. I was like, 'This person needs to start pitching. That's a great idea.' And the fact that it would be two women, I was like, 'Yeah, sign me on.'"

Charlize has been cementing her spot in the action film landscape after appearing in blockbusters like Atomic Blonde and The Old Guard.

But it's been a long, hard road for her to feel like she was being taken seriously.

Back when she starred in The Italian Job, she was the only lead female actor in the all-star cast and she wanted to make sure she was considered equal amongst the blokes.

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Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

When she appeared in Comic Con last year, she spoke about how tough it was to feel like she was one of the boys.

"Even though in that film the action is really based on on cars, we had to physically do a lot of that stuff," she said.

"There was a real pressure to pull off those stunts with the actors...there was a very unfair process that went with that. I was the only woman with a bunch of guys and I remember vividly getting the schedule in our pre-production, and they had scheduled me for six weeks more hard training than any of the guys. It was just so insulting.

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"I was like, 'All right, you guys want to play this game, let's go'.

"I made it a point to outdrive all of those guys. I vividly remember Mark Wahlberg, halfway through one of our training sessions, pulling over and throwing up because he was so nauseous from doing 360s."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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