Saturday, October 25, 2008

Theron dreams of being Virgin boss - The Press Association - 25th October 2008

It would seem billionaire tycoon Sir Richard Branson has a new number one fan, none other than Hollywood superstar Charlize Theron.

While the entrepreneur is all at sea after abandoning his bid to break the world record for crossing the Atlantic, the Academy Award-winning actress stepped out in Hollywood for a special fundraiser for his charity Virgin Unite.

And Charlize couldn't say enough about Sir Richard: "He's got to be that guy that we all just secretly want to live his life."

"Even if it's just for a week I mean wouldn't that be incredible? If you had to pick one person he would be the guy for me, I would want to be him for a week."

Despite having her own hugely successful career, the actress confessed to being in awe of the Virgin boss: "He's an inspiration, I think we want to surround ourselves with people who inspire you and push you and this guy does that on a level that is out of control."

At the same event, Scream actress Neve Campbell, who is now based in London after marrying an Englishman, revealed she has acquired a taste for fish and chips.

"I like the chips, there's nothing wrong with the chips," she said.

And these days she said it's rare you'll find her hanging out in swanky bars: "You can find some really good British pubs can't you? I have a local, I'm not going to say which one, but yes I do."

But there's one thing the actress hasn't quite managed to stomach: "Marmite? No, I can't stand Marmite but its one of those things. You either love it or you hate it and I hate it."

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