Actress Charlize Theron admits she has been teaching her two young black daughters about racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd.
Jimmy Fallon, asked Charlize, 44, on The Tonight Show if she had had conversations about the Black Lives Matter movement with Jackson, eight, and August, five.
Speaking from her LA home on Monday, she said: ‘Yeah, I think it’s important. The day I became a parent I vowed I would always tell them the truth in a way they can handle.’
Charlize said she wanted her adopted daughters to know what happened to George Floyd and other black victims of police brutality even though it would ‘make them grow up faster than they would have.’
She said: ‘It’s too important a moment to not be completely transparent.’
The actress admitted that their talks was ‘heartbreaking at first’ and got emotional as she recalled trying to explain it to them.
She said her daughters responded positively by becoming ‘very active in protesting’ and made signs to join the protest against racial injustice.
‘They’ve grown from this and have become little warriors in their own right,’ Charlize said.
The Tonight Show was filmed in New York City without an audience and with a minimal crew wearing protective masks and maintaining proper social distancing.
The show’s house band The Roots joined Jimmy in the studio with guests appearing remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.