Last December someone on social media suggested that Charlize Theron would be the perfect person to star in a lesbian remake of Die Hard.
At the time, the 45-year-old Academy Award winner quipped in response that she would be up for the role and in a new interview with Vanity Fair published Tuesday, Theron is doubling down.
‘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.’
Remake: Charlize Theron doubled down on her desire to replace Bruce Willis as the lead character in a lesbian reboot of Die Hard, in a new interview with Vanity Fair published Tuesday
The initial tweet from a fan posted on December 5, 2020 read: ‘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’
Charlize quote tweeted the post responding ‘where do I sign’ and suggested that her fan start pitching Hollywood producers.
When asked about the possibility, in her recent interview, Theron seemed more than game to step into the role first made famous by actor Bruce Willis.
‘The fact that it would be two women,’ she said, ‘I was like, ‘Yeah, sign me on.’
Good idea! Last December someone on social media suggested that Charlize Theron would be the perfect person to star in a lesbian remake of Die Hard
Die Hard, starring Willis as NYPD officer John McClane, premiered to tepid reviews in 1988. However, in years since, the holiday season action flick has become a classic, amassing a legion of dedicated fans and several sequels.
In the movie McClane is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) in Los Angeles at her office holiday party when terrorists, led by late actor Alan Rickman, start causing havoc.
With nothing but his wits, an infamous air shaft and an LAPD ally on the ground, McClane goes toe-to-toe with the terrorists in order to save his wife.
Most die hard Die Hard fans will argue that since the plot of the film is centered on the activities at the Nakatomi Plaza Christmas party, it is indeed a holiday film.
‘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. The fact that it would be two women. I was like, “Yeah, sign me on.”‘
Theron should have no problem stepping into the role should a remake ever be on the horizon as she has already proved her action chops in films like Mad Max and Atomic Blonde.
Charlize’s interview was included in the 27th annual Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair which was released on Tuesday morning and offered a wide array of talent.
Along with Theron, there was heartthrob Michael B Jordan of Creed and Black Panther fame as well as Zendaya of Euphoria and Awkwafina from Ocean’s Eight for one of their most diverse covers ever.
Artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari directed 10 photo shoots across four continents. They used ‘modern techniques’ that allowed VF to minimize on-set personnel and maximize COVID-19 protocol.
Iconic: Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis as NYPD officer John McClane, premiered in 1988 and became a holiday cult-classic and spurred several sequels
Also included on the cover are Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live, Big Mouth), Michaela Coel, (I May Destroy You), Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods, David Byrne’s American Utopia), LaKeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek).
Theron said on Instagram: ‘The 27th Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, aka a collection of people I am absolutely obsessed with. So honored to be in their company.’
In her interview the Oscar winner talked about releasing The Old Guard straight to Netflix. ‘Somehow it was meant to come out in ,’ Theron says of The Old Guard, which hit Netflix last summer.
‘And it was meant to just be on people’s TVs. In the end, that’s why I think it was so successful. It thematically speaks to things that people were going through. And so part of me is like, “So what if it wasn’t on a big screen?” I’m not mad at the fact that probably more people saw The Old Guard than any other movie that I’ve ever made, outside of Fast & Furious, in a theater.’
Star power: The 27th annual Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair was released on Tuesday morning and it offered a wide array of talent including Theron as well as Michael B Jordan, Zendaya, Awkwafina, Dan Levy and many others